Vegetation gradients in Southern Cape mountains

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Moll, EJ en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Bond, William J en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-30T08:30:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-30T08:30:03Z
dc.date.issued 1981 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bond, W. 1981. Vegetation gradients in Southern Cape mountains. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15453
dc.description.abstract Southern Cape Mountain fynbos has been little studied in the past so that management and planners have had to draw heavily on Western Cape experience. This study arose from the need to define local vegetation patterns and their interdependence with animal life, climate and soil as a necessary prerequisite to vegetation mapping and Fynbos is part of the diverse and complex Cape Floral Kingdom. Field taxonomy in fynbos is often problematic for trained botanists and is an overwhelming obstacle for mapping and monitoring of vegetation by untrained observers. Even the most unsophisticated observer, however, can recognize consistent variation in non-floristic characters such as vegetation height, density and the relative abundance of Proteaceae, small leaved shrubs and graminoid plants. A major aim of the study was thus to test the feasibility of deriving a non-floristic vegetation classification using easily learnt characters which had predictive value and was independent of the complication of high species turnover from one area to the next. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.title Vegetation gradients in Southern Cape mountains 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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