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Impacts of the invasive reed Arundo donax on biodiversity at the community-ecosystem level
(University of the Western Cape, 2007)
Arundo donax is an invasive species that mostly impacts on sensitive riparian ecosystems. Arundo is also invasive in South Africa, though less is known about its ecology, biology, and impacts. Since California and the ...
Can bio fortified plants accumulate trace elements essential to the growth and development of humans?
(University of the Western Cape, 2013)
Micronutrient and trace element deficiencies are a problem affecting nearly two billion people globally. The people affected the most by these deficiencies are those living in poor and rural communities in the developing ...
Analysis of three wetland medicinal plants: Centella asiatica, Cyperus longus and Typha capensis found in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
(University of the Western Cape, 2017)
South Africa is recognised worldwide for its rich diversity of plants, many of which have been used in ethno-medicine. However, the use of wetland plant species in ethno-medicine required further investigations. This ...
Chytridiomycosis in amphibian populations in the Western Cape, South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2002)
There have been many cases reported of amphibian populations declining. These are often due to anthropogenic factors such as habitat destruction and pollution. However, some declines have not had an obvious cause and many ...
The water quality and ecological status of the Diep river catchment, Western Cape, South Africa
(University of Western Cape, 2004)
The study illustrates the current ecological integrity of the Diep River system, based on the recent river health assessment using the South African Scoring System version 5 (2000-2003) and the water quality data ...
The effects of anthropogenic disturbance upon African penguin colonies
(University of Western Cape, 2020)
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) mainland colonies are a popular tourist attraction in the Western Cape of South Africa. The African penguin population is in decline and the species is listed as endangered on the ...