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Meyer-Milne, E., Brendock, L., & Pinceel, T. (2021). Egg morphology may underpin the successful distribution of large branchiopods in temporary waters. Aquatic Ecology, 16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10452-020-09826-1 Cite
Arena, G., Dean, W. R. J., & Milton, S. J. (2020). Ant Communities in Two Habitats in Succulent Karoo Shrubland. African Entomology, 28(1), 202. https://doi.org/10.4001/003.028.0202 Cite
Elizabeth Meyer-Milne, Musa C. Mlambo, & D. Christopher Rogers. (2020). Distribution of Clam Shrimps (Crustacea: Laevicaudata and Spinicaudata) in South Africa, with New Records from the Northern Cape Province. Zoological Studies, (59). https://doi.org/10.6620/ZS.2020.59-39 Cite
Petersen, H., Jack, S. L., Hoffman, M. T., & Todd, S. W. (2020). Patterns of plant species richness and growth form diversity in critical habitats of the Nama-Karoo Biome, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, 135, 201–211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2020.08.028 Cite
van der Merwe, H. (2020). Vegetation of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), South Africa: A baseline to measure local and global change. South African Journal of Botany, 132, 22–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2020.03.025 Cite
Seymour, C. L., Milton, S. J., Altwegg, R., Joseph, G. S., & Dean, W. R. J. (2020). Addition of Nitrogen Increases Variability of Vegetation Cover in an Arid System with Unpredictable Rainfall. Ecosystems, 23(1), 175–187. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00396-4 Cite
van der Merwe, H., van Rooyen, N., Bezuidenhout, H., du P. Bothma, J., & van Rooyen, M. W. (2020). Woody vegetation change over more than 30 years in the interior duneveld of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 50(Volume 50 No. 1). https://doi.org/10.38201/10.38201/btha.abc.v50.i1.2 Cite
Meyer-Milne, E., & Mlambo, M. (2019). A tale of records from Hakskeen Pan, the first record of Pumilibranchipus deserti Hamer and Brendonck, 1995 (Anostraca, Branchiopoda) from South Africa and the pursuit of a new world land speed record. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 44(4), 409–413. https://doi.org/10.2989/16085914.2019.1671165 Cite
Walker, C. (2019). Cosmopolitan Karoo: Land, Space and Place in the Shadow of the Square Kilometre Array. Journal of Southern African Studies, 45(4), 641–662. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2019.1645493 Cite
Van der Merwe, H., Van Rooyen, N., Bezuidenhout, H., Bothma, J. D. P., & Van Rooyen, M. W. (2019). Vachellia erioloba dynamics over 38 years in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa. Koedoe, 61(1). https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v61i1.1534 Cite
van der Merwe, H., & Milton, S. J. (2019). Growth in three Karoo shrub species under various grazing treatments: the tracking of marked individuals over 25 years. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 36(1), 61–66. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1508071 Cite
van der Merwe, H., & Milton, S. J. (2019). Testing the Wiegand-Milton model: A long-term experiment to understand mechanisms driving vegetation dynamics in arid shrublands. Austral Ecology, 44(1), 49–59. https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.12651 Cite
Henschel, J. R., Wassenaar, T. D., Kanandjembo, A., Louw, M. K., Neef, G., Shuuya, T., & Soderberg, K. (2019). Roots point to water sources of Welwitschia mirabilis in a hyperarid desert: Roots point to welwitschia water sources. Ecohydrology, 12(1), e2039. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2039 Cite
Crous, C. J., Drake, D. C., Jacobsen, A. L., Pratt, R. B., Jacobs, S. M., & Esler, K. J. (2019). Foliar nitrogen dynamics of an invasive legume compared to native non-legumes in fynbos riparian zones varying in water availability. Water SA, 45(1), 7. Cite
Dean, W. R. J., & Milton, S. J. (2019). The dispersal and spread of invasive alien Myrtillocactus geometrizans in the southern Karoo, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, 121, 6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2018.11.005 Cite
Crous, C. J. (2019). The darker side of quantitative academic performance metrics. South African Journal of Science, 115, 3. https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2019/5785 Cite
Dean, R., Melo, M., & Mills, M. (2019). The Avifauna of Angola: Richness, Endemism and Rarity. In Biodiversity of Angola (1st ed.). Springer. Cite
Henschel, J. R., & Lubin, Y. (2018). Web spider abundance is affected by sheep farming in the Karoo. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 319–324. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1522514 Cite
Steed, A., Swart, R., Pauw, M. J., & Roets, F. (2018). Response of arthropod communities to plant-community rehabilitation efforts after strip mining on the semi-arid west coast of South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 375–385. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1518486 Cite
Arena, G., van der Merwe, H., Todd, S. W., Pauw, M. J., Milton, S. J., Dean, W. R. J., & Henschel, J. R. (2018). Reflections, applications and future directions of Long-Term Ecological Research at Tierberg. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 257–265. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1513072 Cite
Dean, W. R. J., Seymour, C. L., & Joseph, G. S. (2018). Linear structures in the Karoo, South Africa, and their impacts on biota. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 223–232. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1514530 Cite
Henschel, J. R., Hoffman, M. T., & Walker, C. (2018). Introduction to the Karoo Special Issue: Trajectories of Change in the Anthropocene. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 151–156. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1535214 Cite
McManus, J., Goets, S. A., Bond, W. J., Henschel, J. R., Smuts, B., & Milton, S. J. (2018). Effects of short-term intensive trampling on Karoo vegetation. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 311–318. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1529706 Cite
Walker, C., Milton, S. J., O'Connor, T. G., Maguire, J. M., & Dean, W. R. J. (2018). Drivers and trajectories of social and ecological change in the Karoo, South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 157–177. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1518263 Cite
Hoffman, M. T., Walker, C., & Henschel, J. R. (2018). Reflections on the Karoo Special Issue: towards an interdisciplinary research agenda for South Africa's drylands. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 387–393. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1540910 Cite
van Rooyen, M. W., le Roux, A., van der Merwe, H., van Rooyen, N., & Geldenhuys, C. (2018). Long-term vegetation change (>20 years) in the plains habitat on the Goegap Nature Reserve, Succulent Karoo, South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 289–302. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1498802 Cite
Nenzhelele, E., Todd, S. W., & Hoffman, M. T. (2018). Long-term impacts of livestock grazing and browsing in the Succulent Karoo: a 20-year study of vegetation change under different grazing regimes in Namaqualand. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 277–287. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1519640 Cite
du Toit, J. C., Ramaswiela, T., Pauw, M. J., & O'Connor, T. G. (2018). Interactions of grazing and rainfall on vegetation at Grootfontein in the eastern Karoo. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35(3–4), 267–276. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1508072 Cite
Koerner, S. E., Smith, M. D., Burkepile, D. E., Hanan, N. P., Avolio, M. L., Collins, S. L., Knapp, A. K., Lemoine, N. P., Forrestel, E. J., Eby, S., Thompson, D. I., Aguado-Santacruz, G. A., Anderson, J. P., Anderson, T. M., Angassa, A., Bagchi, S., Bakker, E. S., Bastin, G., Baur, L. E., … Zelikova, T. J. (2018). Change in dominance determines herbivore effects on plant biodiversity. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(12), 1925–1932. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0696-y Cite
Van der Merwe, H., Du Toit, J. C. O., Van den Berg, L., & O'Connor, T. G. (2018). Impact of sheep grazing intensity on vegetation at the Arid Karoo Stocking Rate Trial after 27 years, Carnarvon, South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments, 155, 36–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2018.02.005 Cite
Djukic, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Schmidt, I. K., Larsen, K. S., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., Caliman, A., Paquette, A., Gutiérrez-Girón, A., Humber, A., Valdecantos, A., Petraglia, A., Alexander, H., Augustaitis, A., Saillard, A., Fernández, A. C. R., Sousa, A. I., Lillebø, A. I., … Tóth, Z. (2018). Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of The Total Environment, 628–629, 1369–1394. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.012 Cite
Vivas, M., Crous, C. J., Dames, J. F., van der Linde, J. A., Coetzee, M. P. A., & Roux, J. (2018). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi persist in dying Euphorbia ingens trees. South African Journal of Botany, 115, 12–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.12.009 Cite
Mills, A. J., Milton, S. J., Taplin, B. D., & Allen, J. L. (2018). Viability of watering Portulacaria afra truncheons to facilitate restoration of subtropical thicket: Results from a nursery experiment and cost model. South African Journal of Botany, 115, 7. Cite
Mureva, A., Ward, D., Pillay, T., Chivenge, P., & Cramer, M. (2018). Soil Organic Carbon Increases in Semi-Arid Regions while it Decreases in Humid Regions Due to Woody-Plant Encroachment of Grasslands in South Africa. Scientific Reports, 12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-33701-7 Cite
Douglas, C. M. S., Cowlishaw, G., Harrison, X. A., Henschel, J. R., Pettorelli, N., & Mulligan, M. (2018). Identifying the determinants of tree distributions along a large ephemeral river. Ecosphere, 9, 17. Cite
Pauw, M. J., Esler, K. J., & Maitre, D. C. L. (2018). Assessing the success of experimental rehabilitation on a coastal mineral sands mine in Namaqualand, South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 35, 12. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2018.1526823 Cite
Bezuidenhout, H., Botha, J., Ramaswiela, T., & O’Connor, T. G. (2018). Key determinants of long-term compositional variation of the herbaceous layer in a semi-arid African savanna: Rainfall, soil type, and plant species functional types. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Natuurwetenskap En Tegnologie. Cite
Dean, W. R. J., & Milton, S. J. (2018). Ants (Formicidae) as food for birds in southern Africa: opportunism or survival? Ostrich, 89(1), 4. https://doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2017.1382017 Cite
du Toit, J. C. O., & O'Connor, T. G. (2017). Minimum temperatures and frost at Grootfontein in the eastern Karoo, South Africa, over 98 years. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 72(1), 39–46. https://doi.org/10.1080/0035919X.2016.1218373 Cite
Louw, M. A., le Roux, P. C., Meyer-Milne, E., & Haussmann, N. S. (2017). Mammal burrowing in discrete landscape patches further increases soil and vegetation heterogeneity in an arid environment. Journal of Arid Environments, 141, 68–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.02.007 Cite
Van der Merwe, H., & Geldenhuys, C. (2017). Proposed long-term monitoring protocol and applications for Aloidendron dichotomum populations. South African Journal of Botany, 109, 253–262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.01.008 Cite
van der Merwe, H., Rahlao, S., Hein, L., & Milton, S. J. (2016). Vegetation dynamics after experimental fire disturbance in the arid Succulent Karoo, South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 33(2), 131–135. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2016.1173098 Cite
Valverde, A., De Maayer, P., Oberholster, T., Henschel, J., Louw, M. K., & Cowan, D. (2016). Specific Microbial Communities Associate with the Rhizosphere of Welwitschia mirabilis, a Living Fossil. PLOS ONE, 11(4), 11. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0153353 Cite
Muller, K., O'Connor, T. G., & Henschel, J. R. (2016). Impact of a severe frost event in 2014 on woody vegetation within the Nama-Karoo and semi-arid savanna biomes of South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments, 133, 112–121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2016.06.010 Cite
Esler, K., Downsborough, L., Roux, D., Blignaut, J., Milton, S., le Maitre, D., & de Wit, M. (2016). Interdisciplinary and multi-institutional higher learning: reflecting on a South African case study investigating complex and dynamic environmental challenges. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 19, 76–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2015.12.002 Cite
Douglas, C. M. S., Mulligan, M., Harrison, X. A., Henschel, J. R., Pettorelli, N., & Cowlishaw, G. (2016). Widespread dieback of riparian trees on a dammed ephemeral river and evidence of local mitigation by tributary flows. PeerJ, 19. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2622 Cite
Henschel, J. R. (2015). Locust times – monitoring populations and outbreak controls in relation to Karoo natural capital. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 70(2), 135–143. https://doi.org/10.1080/0035919X.2015.1046974 Cite
du Toit, J. C. O., O'Connor, T. G., & Van den Berg, L. (2015). Photographic evidence of fire-induced shifts from dwarf-shrub- to grass-dominated vegetation in Nama-Karoo. South African Journal of Botany, 101, 148–152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.06.002 Cite
Van der Merwe, H., Bezuidenhout, H., & Bradshaw, P. L. (2015). Landscape unit concept enabling management of a large conservation area: A case study of Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, 99, 44–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2015.03.187 Cite