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Fynbos ecology: a preliminary synthesis

Show simple item record Day, J Siegfried, WR Louw, GN Jarman, ML 2018-07-11T15:00:10Z 2018-07-11T15:00:10Z 2018-07-11 1979-12
dc.identifier.citation Day, J et al (Editors). 1979. Fynbos ecology: a preliminary synthesis. National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, SANSP Report 40, Dec 1979, pp 166 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0 - 7988 -1686-4
dc.description.abstract Current knowledge and thinking on the ecology of the Mediterranean type sclerophyll shrublands and heath lands of the southern and south-western Cape is reviewed in 13 concise syntheses. The Fynbos Biome is defined and characterized in terms of flora, vegetation physiognomy and ecology and the various ecosystems within the region are described. Climate and soil gradients and their relationships with topography and geology are discussed. The major hydro logical and hydrobiological features of the region are outlined, with particular reference to local variation in water quality. Fire is a factor of considerable ecological and economic importance in the biome and information on fire incidence, seasonality, intensity and behaviour is summarized. A paleoecological perspective is provided as a basis to discussions on the region's biogeography. The plant ecology of the biome is described in some detail, while brief synopses are provided on animal ecology, invasive weeds and nature conservation. The volume is concluded with comments on the rational for intensified research and a brief examination of key issues requiring priority attention. en_US
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dc.format.extent vi, 166 p. : ill. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR en_US
dc.subject.ddc Fynbos ecology en_US
dc.subject.ddc Fynbos biome en_US
dc.subject.ddc Sclerophyll shrublands en_US
dc.subject.ddc Mediterranean en_US
dc.subject.ddc SANSP en_US
dc.title Fynbos ecology: a preliminary synthesis en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US

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