A rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa): implications for conservation

dc.contributor.authorClark, Vincenten_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPerera, Sandunen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorStiller, Michaelen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorStirton, Charlesen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWeston, Peteren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorStoev, Pavelen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCoombs, Garethen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Daleen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRatnayake-Perera, Dayanien_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBarker, Nigelen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, Gillianen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-30T09:38:00Z
dc.date.available2015-10-30T09:38:00Z
dc.date.issued2012en_ZA
dc.description.abstractBotanical work since 2008 on the Sleeping Giant section of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg mountain complex, Eastern Cape, South Africa) has indicated that these mountains may be of significant conservation value. Accordingly, a precursory, rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment was undertaken in January 2011, focusing on plants, tetrapod vertebrates and leafhoppers. The botanical results confirm the Kamdebooberge as being of high botanical conservation value, hosting three strict endemics, healthy populations of five other Sneeuberg endemics, and fynbos communities comprising species not found elsewhere in the Sneeuberg. The Kamdebooberge are important for herpetofauna (excluding serpentoids) and mammals, hosting several range-restricted and regional endemics. The expedition uncovered three new leafhopper species, together with several species previously only known from the Cape Floristic Region. Further detailed faunal work may provide further interesting results from these mountains, which show a high conservation value unique to the southern Escarpment.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationClark, V., Perera, S., Stiller, M., Stirton, C., Weston, P., Stoev, P., ... McGregor, G. (2012). A rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa): implications for conservation. <i>SpringerPlus</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14549en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationClark, Vincent, Sandun Perera, Michael Stiller, Charles Stirton, Peter Weston, Pavel Stoev, Gareth Coombs, et al "A rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa): implications for conservation." <i>SpringerPlus</i> (2012) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14549en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationClark, V. R., Perera, S. J., Stiller, M., Stirton, C. H., Weston, P. H., Stoev, P., ... & McGregor, G. K. (2012). A rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa): implications for conservation. SpringerPlus, 1(1), 56.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Clark, Vincent AU - Perera, Sandun AU - Stiller, Michael AU - Stirton, Charles AU - Weston, Peter AU - Stoev, Pavel AU - Coombs, Gareth AU - Morris, Dale AU - Ratnayake-Perera, Dayani AU - Barker, Nigel AU - McGregor, Gillian AB - Botanical work since 2008 on the Sleeping Giant section of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg mountain complex, Eastern Cape, South Africa) has indicated that these mountains may be of significant conservation value. Accordingly, a precursory, rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment was undertaken in January 2011, focusing on plants, tetrapod vertebrates and leafhoppers. The botanical results confirm the Kamdebooberge as being of high botanical conservation value, hosting three strict endemics, healthy populations of five other Sneeuberg endemics, and fynbos communities comprising species not found elsewhere in the Sneeuberg. The Kamdebooberge are important for herpetofauna (excluding serpentoids) and mammals, hosting several range-restricted and regional endemics. The expedition uncovered three new leafhopper species, together with several species previously only known from the Cape Floristic Region. Further detailed faunal work may provide further interesting results from these mountains, which show a high conservation value unique to the southern Escarpment. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DO - 10.1186/2193-1801-1-56 DP - University of Cape Town J1 - SpringerPlus LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - A rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa): implications for conservation TI - A rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa): implications for conservation UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14549 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/14549
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2193-1801-1-56
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationClark V, Perera S, Stiller M, Stirton C, Weston P, Stoev P, et al. A rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa): implications for conservation. SpringerPlus. 2012; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14549.en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisherSpringeren_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Scienceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licenseen_ZA
dc.rights.holder2012 Clark et al.; licensee Springer.en_ZA
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dc.sourceSpringerPlusen_ZA
dc.source.urihttp://www.springerplus.com/en_ZA
dc.subject.otherBotanyen_ZA
dc.subject.otherEndemicsen_ZA
dc.subject.otherGreat escarpmenten_ZA
dc.subject.otherKamdeboobergeen_ZA
dc.subject.otherPlantsen_ZA
dc.subject.otherInvertebratesen_ZA
dc.subject.otherSneeuberg centre of floristic endemismen_ZA
dc.subject.otherVertebratesen_ZA
dc.titleA rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa): implications for conservationen_ZA
dc.typeJournal Articleen_ZA
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