Ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and rooibos production as affected by connectivity to natural vegetation and agrochemical use in rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) farming

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cramer, Michael D en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Hawkins, Heidi-J en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Seymour, Colleen en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Herbst, Marianté en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-04T14:45:26Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-04T14:45:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Herbst, M. 2011. Ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and rooibos production as affected by connectivity to natural vegetation and agrochemical use in rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) farming. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11307
dc.description.abstract Globally, increasing land-use intensity has led to more intensive farming practices at the local scale and the loss of non-crop habitats at the landscape scale which may affect various ecosystem services. Insect pollination by wild pollinators is especially affected, but their relative impact and possible interactions have been relatively unexplored. There is also considerable evidence for the negative impacts of agricultural activities and agrochemical use on ecosystem services delivered by natural vegetation, but these impacts have not been assessed for the indigenous crop Aspalathus linearis (rooibos). The study was performed on 13 sites in Nieuwoudtville and Clanwilliam. I found evidence that rooibos pollination is dependent on flying pollinators and that the natural environment is an important provider of ecosystem services to rooibos farmers. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.title Ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and rooibos production as affected by connectivity to natural vegetation and agrochemical use in rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) farming en_ZA
dc.type Master 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 Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Herbst, M. (2011). <i>Ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and rooibos production as affected by connectivity to natural vegetation and agrochemical use in rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) farming</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11307 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Herbst, Marianté. <i>"Ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and rooibos production as affected by connectivity to natural vegetation and agrochemical use in rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) farming."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11307 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Herbst M. Ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and rooibos production as affected by connectivity to natural vegetation and agrochemical use in rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) farming. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2011 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11307 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Herbst, Marianté AB - Globally, increasing land-use intensity has led to more intensive farming practices at the local scale and the loss of non-crop habitats at the landscape scale which may affect various ecosystem services. Insect pollination by wild pollinators is especially affected, but their relative impact and possible interactions have been relatively unexplored. There is also considerable evidence for the negative impacts of agricultural activities and agrochemical use on ecosystem services delivered by natural vegetation, but these impacts have not been assessed for the indigenous crop Aspalathus linearis (rooibos). The study was performed on 13 sites in Nieuwoudtville and Clanwilliam. I found evidence that rooibos pollination is dependent on flying pollinators and that the natural environment is an important provider of ecosystem services to rooibos farmers. DA - 2011 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2011 T1 - Ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and rooibos production as affected by connectivity to natural vegetation and agrochemical use in rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) farming TI - Ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and rooibos production as affected by connectivity to natural vegetation and agrochemical use in rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) farming UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11307 ER - en_ZA


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