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Conservation value of the Egoli Granite Grassland, an endemic grassland in Gauteng, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Bredenkamp, G.J.
dc.contributor.author Brown, L.R.
dc.contributor.author Pfab, M.F.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-05T14:21:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-05T14:21:00Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Bredenkamp, G.J, Brown, L.R & Pfab, M.F 2006,' Conservation value of the Egoli Granite Grassland, an endemic grassland in Gauteng, South Africa', vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 59-66. [http://www.koedoe.co.za/index.php/koedoe] en
dc.identifier.issn 2071-0771
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3275
dc.description ABEERU Applied Behavioural Ecology and Ecosystem Research Unit Unisa en
dc.description.abstract Gauteng is the most densely populated province in South Africa. Its remaining natural areas are constantly under threat from urban development and the associated impacts. Presently, the natural areas of Gauteng support a large diversity of ecosystems. One such ecosystem is the Egoli Granite Grassland, endemic to the province, poorly conserved and therefore highly threatened. This paper describes the original Egoli Granite Grassland and the anthropogenic Hyparrhenia hirta dominated grassland that has replaced it in many of the remnant areas. Human impacts on this sensitive ecosystem have resulted in an altered species composition, loss of many species, and a change from a species-rich grassland with high conservation value to a species-poor grassland with low conservation value. The conservation of the last emaining relicts of original Egoli Granite Grassland is essential. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Koedoe en
dc.subject Egoli Granite Grassland en
dc.subject Conservation value en
dc.subject Hyparrhenia hirta en
dc.subject Gauteng en
dc.title Conservation value of the Egoli Granite Grassland, an endemic grassland in Gauteng, South Africa en
dc.type Article en


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