Spatio-temporal distribution of grass and shrubs at the ecotone between an arid grassland and succulent shrubland : ecological interactions and the influence of soils

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Allsopp, Nicky en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Hoffman, Timm en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Carrick, Peter en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Shiponeni, Ndafuda Nangula en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-30T19:56:45Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-30T19:56:45Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Shiponeni, N. 2007. Spatio-temporal distribution of grass and shrubs at the ecotone between an arid grassland and succulent shrubland : ecological interactions and the influence of soils. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10663
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-122). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents ecological investigations of vegetation at an ecotone between the Namaqualand shrublands and Bushmanland arid grassland at the climatic transition between the predominantly winter rainfall Succulent Karoo and the predominantly summer rainfall Nama-Karoo biomess. The work focused on the determinants of grass and succulent shrub vegetation characterising the ecotone, and on determining the current and past distribution of this vegetation. A combination of detailed community the current and past distribution of this vegetation. A combination of detailed community level investigations (both observational and experimental), and a variety of remotely sensed data and techniques were applied to capture processes and patterns at different scales. In the first set of investigations, I have investigated the role of soil and competition on vegetation patterns. Secondly, field data were combined with remote sensing technology to establish the current distribution of grasses and shrubs along the ecotone, and to determine how this vegetation has changed over the past 20 years. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.title Spatio-temporal distribution of grass and shrubs at the ecotone between an arid grassland and succulent shrubland : ecological interactions and the influence of soils en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
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 Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Shiponeni, N. N. (2007). <i>Spatio-temporal distribution of grass and shrubs at the ecotone between an arid grassland and succulent shrubland : ecological interactions and the influence of soils</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10663 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Shiponeni, Ndafuda Nangula. <i>"Spatio-temporal distribution of grass and shrubs at the ecotone between an arid grassland and succulent shrubland : ecological interactions and the influence of soils."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10663 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Shiponeni NN. Spatio-temporal distribution of grass and shrubs at the ecotone between an arid grassland and succulent shrubland : ecological interactions and the influence of soils. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10663 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Shiponeni, Ndafuda Nangula AB - This thesis presents ecological investigations of vegetation at an ecotone between the Namaqualand shrublands and Bushmanland arid grassland at the climatic transition between the predominantly winter rainfall Succulent Karoo and the predominantly summer rainfall Nama-Karoo biomess. The work focused on the determinants of grass and succulent shrub vegetation characterising the ecotone, and on determining the current and past distribution of this vegetation. A combination of detailed community the current and past distribution of this vegetation. A combination of detailed community level investigations (both observational and experimental), and a variety of remotely sensed data and techniques were applied to capture processes and patterns at different scales. In the first set of investigations, I have investigated the role of soil and competition on vegetation patterns. Secondly, field data were combined with remote sensing technology to establish the current distribution of grasses and shrubs along the ecotone, and to determine how this vegetation has changed over the past 20 years. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - Spatio-temporal distribution of grass and shrubs at the ecotone between an arid grassland and succulent shrubland : ecological interactions and the influence of soils TI - Spatio-temporal distribution of grass and shrubs at the ecotone between an arid grassland and succulent shrubland : ecological interactions and the influence of soils UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10663 ER - en_ZA


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