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  • Scholes, RJ; Kuper, W; Biggs, R (2006)
    Biodiversity offers multiple opportunities for development and improving human well-being. It is the basis for essential environmental services upon which life on Earth depends. Thus, its conservation and sustainable use ...
  • Scholes, RJ; Biggs, R (Nature Publishing Group, 2005-03-03)
    The nations of the world have set themselves a target of reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. Here, we propose a biodiversity intactness index (BII) for assessing progress towards this target that is simple and ...
  • Biggs, R; Reyers, B; Scholes, RJ (Acad Science South Africa A S S AF, 2006-07)
    South Africa's new Biodiversity Act requires the development of a national framework for the integrated management of biodiversity in the country. The act also requires regular monitoring and reporting of the status of ...
  • Biggs, R; Scholes, RJ (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2002-09)
    The area under cultivation in South Africa more than tripled during the twentieth century, while plantation area increased more than tenfold. These land covers now constitute 12% and 1.5%, respectively, of the country's ...
  • Van Jaarsveld, AS; Biggs, R; Scholes, RJ; Bohensky, E; Reyers, B; Lynam, T; Musvoto, Constansia D; Fabricius, C (Royal Society, 2005-01)
    The Southern African Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (SAfMA) evaluated the relationships between ecosystem services and human well-being at multiple scales, ranging from local through to sub-continental. Trends in ecosystem ...