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Plant diversity consequences of a herbivore-driven biome switch from Grassland to Nama-Karoo shrub steppe in South AfricaPublication arising from pilot study into the impacts of land degradation on biodiversity.(Source: Applied Vegetation Science 15: 14-25. )Journal articlesPublished 2011 by International Association for Vegetation Science
© International Association for Vegetation Scienceapplication/pdf 390.83 KB
List of selected publications for Les PowrieList of selected publications for Les PowrieGeneralPublished 2012 by SANBI
© SANBIapplication/pdf 436.2 KB
South African Country Study on Climate Change: Plant Biodiversity: Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town, South AfricaSouth African Country Studies on Climate Change report on vulnerability of vegetation to climate change.(Source: This report was incorporated in another report in 2000 and shopuld be quoted thus: Rutherford, MC, Midgley, GF, Bond, WJ, Powrie, LW, Roberts, R, Allsopp, J 2000 Plant biodiversity In: Kiker, G. Climate change impacts in southern Africa. Report to the National Climate Change Committee, Department of Environment Affairs and Tourism, Pretoria.')ReportsPublished 1999 by SANBI
© SANBIapplication/pdf 9.12 MB
Severely degraded rangeland: Implications for plant diversity from a case study in Succulent Karoo, South Africa.Publication arising from pilot study into the impacts of land degradation on biodiversity. This study aimed to quantify and understand the impact of severe land degradation on plant diversity in part of the Succulent Karoo.(Source: Journal of Arid Environments 74 (2010) 692–701)Journal articlesPublished 2009 by Elsevier Ltd
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Common names of Karoo plants.A compilation of common names for plants in the karoo regions of South Africa.(Source: Strelitzia 16. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria)How to accessCloseBook obtainable from SANBI bookshopOffline documentsPublished 2004 by SANBI
Can heavy grazing on communal land elevate plant species richness levels in the Grassland Biome of South Africa?Publication arising from pilot study into the impacts of land degradation on biodiversity.(Source: Plant Ecology 212(9):1407-1418. DOI 10.1007/s11258-011-9916-0)How to accessClosehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2011.01160.xJournal articlesPublished 2011 by Plant Ecology
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V.application/pdf 278.29 KB
Severely degraded dunes of the southern Kalahari: local extinction, persistence and natural re-establishment of plants.Publication arising from pilot study into the impacts of land degradation on biodiversity. A study aiming to quantify and understand the impact of severe land degradation on plant attributes and diversity on dunes of the southern Kalahari.(Source: Afr. J. Ecol., 48, 930–938)Journal articlesPublished 2009 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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The South African National Vegetation Database: History, development, applications, problems and futureAn account of the National Vegetation Database(Source: S Afr J Sci. 2012;108(1/2), Art. #629, 8 pages. )How to accessCloseOpen Access on http://www.sajs.co.za/index.php/SAJS/article/view/629Journal articlesMucina Laco, Powrie Leslie W, Rutherford Michael CPublished 2012 by South African Journal of Science
© South African Journal of Scienceapplication/pdf 1.52 MB
Early post-fire plant succession in Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos: The first three years after disturbanceReport on a study of the early post-fire plant succession in fynbos vegetation in the Mediterranean-type climate area of South Africa.(Source: South African Journal of Botany 77 (2011) 665–674)How to accessClosehttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000081Journal articlesPublished 2011 by South African Journal of Botany
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Impacts of heavy grazing on plant species richness: A comparison across rangeland biomes of South AfricaSynthesis paper for the pilot research programme on impacts of severe land degradation on plant diversity for several rangeland biomes.(Source: Rutherford, M.C., Powrie, L.W., Impacts of heavy grazing on plant species richness: A comparison across rangeland biomes of South Africa, South African Journal of Botany (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2013.03.020 )How to accessCloseTo be published very soon after May 2013Journal articlesPublished 2013 by Elsevier Ltd
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