The effect of grassland shifts on the avifauna of a South African savanna

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Bond, William J en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Hockey, Phil A R en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Krook, Kristine en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-13T14:04:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-13T14:04:28Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Krook, K. 2005. The effect of grassland shifts on the avifauna of a South African savanna. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6113
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 88-94. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Two distinct grassland types occur within Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP); short stoloniferous grazing lawns and tall, tussock-like 'bunch' grasslands. Grazing lawns are maintained by grazing mammals, among which White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum is of major importance. By contrast, tall bunch grasslands are promoted by frequent burning. The extent of each grassland type within the park is highly dynamic and can be altered by changes in mammal numbers and/or fire regimes. Such changes may have cascading consequences on other components of the ecosystem if they show specialisation towards one or other grassland state. This study compared avifaunal assemblages of grazing lawns and bunch grasslands to assess how bird species of the park might change with shifts in the grassland mosaic. Distinct bird communities were associated with each grassland type, including several specialists, and bird distribution as linked to vegetation structure, rather than floristics. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.title The effect of grassland shifts on the avifauna of a South African savanna 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 Krook, K. (2005). <i>The effect of grassland shifts on the avifauna of a South African savanna</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6113 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Krook, Kristine. <i>"The effect of grassland shifts on the avifauna of a South African savanna."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6113 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Krook K. The effect of grassland shifts on the avifauna of a South African savanna. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2005 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6113 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Krook, Kristine AB - Two distinct grassland types occur within Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP); short stoloniferous grazing lawns and tall, tussock-like 'bunch' grasslands. Grazing lawns are maintained by grazing mammals, among which White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum is of major importance. By contrast, tall bunch grasslands are promoted by frequent burning. The extent of each grassland type within the park is highly dynamic and can be altered by changes in mammal numbers and/or fire regimes. Such changes may have cascading consequences on other components of the ecosystem if they show specialisation towards one or other grassland state. This study compared avifaunal assemblages of grazing lawns and bunch grasslands to assess how bird species of the park might change with shifts in the grassland mosaic. Distinct bird communities were associated with each grassland type, including several specialists, and bird distribution as linked to vegetation structure, rather than floristics. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - The effect of grassland shifts on the avifauna of a South African savanna TI - The effect of grassland shifts on the avifauna of a South African savanna UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6113 ER - en_ZA


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