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Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

William J. Bond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198812456
eISBN:
9780191850318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812456.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores the geography, ecology, and antiquity of ‘open ecosystems’, which include grasslands, savannas, and shrublands. They occur in climates that can support closed forest ecosystems and ... More


Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Nicky Allsopp, Jonathan F. Colville, and G. Anthony Verboom (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

South Africa’s Greater Cape Floristic Region (GCFR) has intrigued biologists for centuries. It has achieved iconic status as a locus of megadiversity – a place to study the ecological underpinnings ... More


Introduction to open ecosystems: a global anomaly and a local example

William J. Bond

in Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198812456
eISBN:
9780191850318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812456.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book is about the light side of ecology, the non-forested open ecosystems of the world. More than a quarter of the world’s land area is dominated by open, non-forested ecosystems in climates ... More


Vegetation types of the Greater Cape Floristic Region

Nicola G. Bergh, G. Anthony Verboom, Mathieu Rouget, and Richard M. Cowling

in Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the relationships amongst vegetation types in the GCFR using ordination of floristic data (the ‘important genera’ listed in The vegetation of South Africa, Lesotho and ... More


Landscapes, rock types, and climate of the Greater Cape Floristic Region

Peter L. Bradshaw and Richard M. Cowling

in Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter outlines the abiotic characteristics of the GCFR, principally its landscapes, rock types, and gradients of climate. These act together to produce a mosaic of environmental conditions ... More


Drivers, ecology, and management of fire in fynbos

Tineke Kraaij and Brian W. van Wilgen

in Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fire is a fundamental driving force in the dynamics of fynbos. This chapter discusses the role of fire in fynbos shrublands but also covers other fire-prone or fire-sensitive vegetation types ... More


Cenozoic assembly of the Greater Cape flora

G. Anthony Verboom, H. Peter Linder, Félix Forest, Vera Hoffmann, Nicola G. Bergh, and Richard M. Cowling

in Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Molecular phylogenetics has greatly enhanced understanding of the assembly of the Greater Cape flora. Besides facilitating the identification of major lineages of Cape plants, phylogenetic data ... More


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