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The incidence of helminths in pigs, sheep, cattle, impala and blesbok in the Transvaal.
The seasonal fluctuations in the worm burdens of pigs, sheep, cattle, impala and blesbok exposed to infestation on improved or natural pastures in the Transvaal were determined. The prevalence of infestation in pigs ...
A study of the bearded vulture Gypaetus barbatus in southern Africa.
The Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus has experienced a substantial decrease in range in southern Africa during this century. The present population, numbering about 200 pairs, is confined mainly to ...
The sea turtles of South East Africa.
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Fast life in the slow lane : life history and energetics of a basal placental mammal Setifer setosus (Schreber, 1778).
There is increasing evidence that homeothermy (the maintenance of a high and stable body temperature-Tb) as observed in modern mammals was derived from an ancestral heterothermic (flexible Tb regulation) state. One of main ...
Thermoregulation in free-ranging African-endemic small mammals : the rock elephant shrew, Elephantulus myurus and the lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi.
Endothermy in birds and mammals is invariably associated with homeothermy. However, homeothermy can only be maintained if sufficient energy is obtained to meet the animals' maintenance budget. In mammals, daily torpor and ...
Students' competence and understanding of scientific method in the life sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
This thesis focuses on describing the conceptions and misconceptions that undergraduate Life Science students hold regarding aspects of the scientific method at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). This research is ...
Environmental stochasticity and African elephant population dynamics : investigating limitation through juvenile mortality.
The successful conservation management of African elephants depends largely on understanding the fundamental processes driving the population regulation of this species. Southern Africa’s increasing populations have raised ...
Aspects of the biology of the red bishop Euplectes orix and other Euplectes species.
The breeding biology and the annual cycle of the Red Bishop Euplectes orix was studied over a two year period in Natal. Some comparative data were also gathered for the related species the Red-shouldered Widow E. ...
Behaviour and social organization of the African Jacana Actophilornis africanus.
The behaviour, nesting, food resources and mating system of the African Jacana Actophilornis africanus were studied at Muzi Swamp, northern KwaZulu-Natal and at Darvill Sewerage Works, KwaZulu-Natal. African Jacanas ...
An autecological study of bushbuck and common duiker in relation to forest management.
Frequent reports of damage caused by bushbuck and common duiker browsing on commercially important timber seedlings, and an interest in the potential and feasibility of hunting these ...