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

dc.contributor.advisorBond, William Jen_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorHockey, Phil A Ren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKrook, Kristineen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T14:04:28Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T14:04:28Z
dc.date.issued2005en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 88-94.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractTwo 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.identifier.apacitationKrook, 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/11427/6113en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationKrook, 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/11427/6113en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationKrook, K. 2005. The effect of grassland shifts on the avifauna of a South African savanna. University of Cape Town.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
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/6113
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationKrook 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/11427/6113en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Scienceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherBotanyen_ZA
dc.titleThe effect of grassland shifts on the avifauna of a South African savannaen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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dc.type.qualificationnameMScen_ZA
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