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Plant communities of the Ebenhaezer section of the Mountain Zebra National Park

Show simple item record De Klerk, J. Bezuidenhout, H. Brown, L.R. 2010-06-02T09:23:09Z 2010-06-02T09:23:09Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation De Klerk, J, Brown, L R & Bezuidenhout, H 2003,'Plant communities of the Ebenhaezer section of the Mountain Zebra National Park', vol. 46, no. 9, pp. 9-20 [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0075-6458
dc.description J. de Klerk and L.R. Brown, Applied Natural Sciences, Technikon SA, Private Bag X6, Florida, 1710 Republic of South Africa; H. Bezuidenhout, Conservation Services, South African National Parks, P.O. Box 110040, Hadison Park, Kimberley, 8306 Republic of South Africa. en
dc.description.abstract The long-term conservation of viable ecosystems requires a broader understanding of the ecological processes involved. Because ecosystems react differently to different management practices, it is important to have a description and classification of the vegetation of an area available. As part of a vegetation survey programme for the newly acquired farms to be incorporated into the Mountain Zebra National Park, the vegetation of the Ebenhaezer section was investigated. Ahierarchical classification, vegetation map, description and ecological interpretation of the plant communities of the study area are presented. ATWINSPAN classification, refined by Braun-Blanquet procedures revealed eight distinct plant communities. Habitat factors associated with differences in vegetation include topography, soil form and grazing. Descriptions of the plant communities include diagnostic species as well as prominent and less conspicuous species of the tree, shrub and herbaceous layers. en
dc.description.sponsorship Acknowledgements: The following individuals and institutions are sincerely thanked: National Research Foundation (NRF) and Technikon SA for financing this study; South African National Parks, especially Park Management of Mountain Zebra, for allowing and encouraging the research; Dr Stephen Holness for the assistance with the maps and Mr Ernest Daemane (Kimberley South African National Parks Herbarium - KSAN) for verifying the plant species names. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Koedoe en
dc.subject Braun-Blanquet procedures en
dc.subject Conservation area en
dc.subject Plant communities en
dc.subject TWINSPAN en
dc.subject Vegetation classification en
dc.title Plant communities of the Ebenhaezer section of the Mountain Zebra National Park en
dc.type Article en

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