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The biology, ecology and conservation of four Flufftail species, Sarothrura (Aves: Rallidae)
The distribution, status, biology and ecology of four flufftail species were investigated in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The Redchested Flufftail is a successful and widely distributed species, occupying a wide range of ...
The analysis of erythropoiesis and other early developmental events in the chick embryo using mesodermal-inducing factors.
The causal and temporal aspects of blood tissue specification in the chick embryo were investigated in this study. The main focus was on the role of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in the determination of the ...
The use of Cape gannets Morus capensis in management of the purse-seine fishery of the western Cape.
A large purse-seine fishery is located in the highly productive southern Benguela System off the western Cape. Purseseine fisheries have been prone to collapse worldwide and management practices have met with limited ...
The ecology, over-wintering and population dynamics of the pre-imaginal stages of the Anopheles gambiae Giles complex (Diptera : culicidae) in northern Natal, South Africa.
This study investigated aspects of the breeding biology, ecophysiology, morphology, over-wintering and population dynamics of the pre-imaginal stages of members of the Anopheles gambiae complex in northern Natal, South ...
Aspects of the biology and ecology of the estuarine fishes of the east coast of South Africa.
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The conservation ecology of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) at Ndumo Game Reserve in North Eastern KwaZulu-Natal and the Rio Maputo floodplain in South Eastern Mozambique.
Up until 1969 Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) were considered as vermin in South Africa and were actively persecuted throughout the country. In an effort to re-establish viable populations within protected areas in ...
Plant molluscicides for snail control in the South African context.
Despite more than half a century of international research on schistosomiasis control, this disease remains a public health concern in many Third World countries. Four to five percent of the world's population is estimated ...
Ecophysiology and population dynamics of the alien invasive gastropod Tarebia granifera in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.
Tarebia granifera is a prosobranch freshwater gastropod from south-east Asia which has invaded other sub-tropical parts of the world. This snail has recently also invaded the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, often reaching ...
Integrated physiology and behaviour of Thallomys nigricauda along an aridity gradient.
Climate change predictions suggest that the continent most vulnerable to climate change is Africa. The impacts of potential changes which include increases in air temperatures and rainfall variability are negative with ...