Vegetation, diversity and rarity on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cowling, Richard M en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Simmons, Mark Trevor en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-15T19:43:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-15T19:43:47Z
dc.date.issued 1997 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Simmons, M. 1997. Vegetation, diversity and rarity on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9668
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 93-107. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The Cape Peninsula, (471 km²) with over 2285 vascular plant species, is characterised by the combination of a diversity of habitats supporting a mosaic of vegetation types. This study attempts to describe and explain some of the determinants of species pattern and distribution. The first part of this thesis compares a simple vegetation classification, derived from visual examination of dominant species and environmental characteristics, with the result of a multivariate classification derived from the analysis of an extensive database (835 plots, 833 species). This rapid system of classification of fynbos showed an 81 similarity with Two-Way Analysis (TWA) classification. Detrended Correspondence Analysis (DCA) and Colonial Analysis (CCA) were used to relate floristic variation to environmental factors. These analyses revealed that altitude, rainfall and soil fertility were the principle environmental factors explaining species distribution. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.title Vegetation, diversity and rarity on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Simmons, M. T. (1997). <i>Vegetation, diversity and rarity on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9668 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Simmons, Mark Trevor. <i>"Vegetation, diversity and rarity on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 1997. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9668 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Simmons MT. Vegetation, diversity and rarity on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 1997 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9668 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Simmons, Mark Trevor AB - The Cape Peninsula, (471 km²) with over 2285 vascular plant species, is characterised by the combination of a diversity of habitats supporting a mosaic of vegetation types. This study attempts to describe and explain some of the determinants of species pattern and distribution. The first part of this thesis compares a simple vegetation classification, derived from visual examination of dominant species and environmental characteristics, with the result of a multivariate classification derived from the analysis of an extensive database (835 plots, 833 species). This rapid system of classification of fynbos showed an 81 similarity with Two-Way Analysis (TWA) classification. Detrended Correspondence Analysis (DCA) and Colonial Analysis (CCA) were used to relate floristic variation to environmental factors. These analyses revealed that altitude, rainfall and soil fertility were the principle environmental factors explaining species distribution. DA - 1997 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1997 T1 - Vegetation, diversity and rarity on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa TI - Vegetation, diversity and rarity on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9668 ER - en_ZA


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