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Biodiversity of spiders (Araneae) in a savanna ecosystem and the processes that influence their distribution.
I describe the spider biodiversity for a savanna ecosystem, assess sampling techniques, investigate surrogate measures of species richness and measure the biotic and abiotic processes affecting spider diversity. Spiders ...
Distribution patterns of epigaeic invertebrates across Afromontane forest/grassland ecotones, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Considered key landscape elements, ecotones play an important role in landscape ecology. In heavily fragmented, or heterogeneous landscapes, ecotones become a major, even dominant, feature. Yet, there are relatively few ...
Aplexa marmorata (Guilding, 1828)(Basommatophora : Physidae) : an invasive freshwater snail in South Africa.
Invasions of ecosystems by alien species is a worldwide problem. Man, with his constant travelling, introduces organisms to places they have never occurred in before. The introductions may be accidental or deliberate. Some ...