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Spontaneous succession of riparian fynbos: Is unassisted recovery a viable restoration strategy?

Abstract:

The invasion of alien trees is a major threat to the freshwater resources and biodiversity of South Africa. The Working for Water (WfW) Program was initiated in 1995 in order to control the growth and spread of woody alien species in riparian zones, but the extent to which the indigenous vegetation naturally recovers following alien clearance remains poorly understood. In this study spontaneous succession of riparian vegetation following wild fires and alien clearing was monitored over a numb...

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Publisher copy:
10.1016/j.sajb.2008.01.171
Journal:
South African Journal of Botany More from this journal
Volume:
74
Issue:
3
Pages:
412-420
Publication date:
2008-07-01
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ISSN:
0254-6299
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:291306
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uuid:c9f68cfa-e4f0-4ea9-8283-6f88d529e1c4
Local pid:
pubs:291306
Source identifiers:
291306
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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