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A plant ecological study and management plan for Mogale's Gate Biodiversity Centre, Gauteng

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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, L. R.
dc.contributor.author Tuckett, Alistair Sean
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-08T12:16:08Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-08T12:16:08Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12
dc.identifier.citation Tuckett, Alistair Sean (2013) A plant ecological study and management plan for Mogale's Gate Biodiversity Centre, Gauteng, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14179> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14179
dc.description.abstract The Mogale’s Gate Biodiversity Centre is a 3 060 ha reserve located within the Gauteng province. The area comprises grassland with woodland patches in valleys and lower-lying areas. To develop a scientifically based management plan a detailed vegetation study was undertaken to identify and describe the different ecosystems present. From a TWINSPAN classification twelve plant communities, which can be grouped into nine major communities, were identified. A classification and description of the plant communities, as well as, a management plan are presented. The area comprises 80% grassland and 20% woodland with 109 different plant families. The centre has a grazing capacity of 5.7 ha/LSU with a moderate to good veld condition. From the results of this study it is clear that the area makes a significant contribution towards carbon storage with a total of 0.520 tC/ha/yr stored in all the plant communities. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (221 leaves) : illustrations
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Mogale's Gate Biodiversity Centre en
dc.subject Braun-Blanquet en
dc.subject TWINSPAN en
dc.subject JUICE en
dc.subject GRAZE en
dc.subject Floristic composition en
dc.subject Carbon storage en
dc.subject.ddc 333.95096822
dc.subject.lcsh Mogale's Gate Biodiversity Centre, Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Biodiversity -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Biodiversity conservation -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental management -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.title A plant ecological study and management plan for Mogale's Gate Biodiversity Centre, Gauteng en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Environmental Sciences en
dc.description.degree M.Sc. (Environmental Management)


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