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Displacement and adjustment : Ethiopian environmental migrants in Durban, South Africa.
Notwithstanding earlier scholarly and scientific disagreements, in the 21st century the evidence for climate-induced environmental change is compelling, with little room for doubt, debate or dissent. There are serious ...
An investigation of scientific and indigenous weather forecasting for improved decision-making by farmers.
No abstract available.
A palaeoreconstruction of late holocene fire history and vegetation dynamics from a savanna ecosystem at Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo Valley, South Africa.
Palaeoenvironmental studies facilitate the understanding of palaeoclimatic trends that have been difficult to understand within the African context. Multi-proxy climatic reconstructions are spatially and temporally limited ...
Exploring post-authorisation follow-up and EIA effectiveness in South Africa : case studies from KwaZulu-Natal.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is recognised internationally as a tool for identifying and addressing the potential adverse impacts of a proposed development on the environment. The effectiveness of an EIA depends ...
Sustainable agricultural practices in smallholder farming systems : a case study of smallholder farmers in the Ugu District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Agriculture is viewed by both World Bank reports of 2005 and 2008 as a viable activity for rural development for the developing economies. Smallholder farming is the dominant type of agricultural practice especially in the ...
Integrating remote sensing and geostatistics in mapping Seriphium plumosum (bankrupt bush) invasion.
The impacts of plant species invasion in natural ecosystems have attracted geo-scientific studies globally. Several studies have demonstrated that the effects of invasive species can permanently alter an ecosystem structure ...
Investigating livestock dynamics in relation to livestock water productivity in smallholder mixed crop-livestock systems : a case study of Ntshiqo in the Eastern Cape.
Livestock provide net benefits such as food production (milk, meat), raw materials (wool), draught, manure, cultural practices, income and investment, and can improve the resilience of smallholder mixed crop-livestock ...
The use of periphyton and macro-invertebrates and their susceptibility to changes in river flow characteristics and nutrient composition as an indicator of river health.
Freshwater systems are a valuable resource under increasing threat due to pollution from activities such as agriculture, industry, mining and domestic use which can pose a risk to human and animal health and may lead to ...
The impact of a change in climate on small-scale farmers : case studies of the Khokhwane, Sizanenjana and Richmond communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
A large percentage of land use in South Africa is used for agricultural purposes, as this sector serves as the economic backbone of the country. A change in climate is likely to result in an increase in the frequency and ...
Modelling leaf area index in a tropical grassland using multi-temporal hyperspectral data.
Abstract available in PDF file.