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Title: Description of the savanna ecosystem project, Nylsvley, South Africa
Authors: CSIR National Scientific Programmes Unit, CSIR
Keywords: Savanna ecosystem
Nylsvley
Soil erosion
Vegetation
South Africa
SANSP
Issue Date: Dec-1975
Publisher: National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR
Citation: National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR. Description of the savanna ecosystem project, Nylsvley, South Africa, SANSP Report 01, Dec 1975, pp 32
Series/Report no.: CSIR
Abstract: The savanna ecosystem project being undertaken at Nylsvley in the northern Transvaal is an attempt to improve our ability to predict events within the savanna grazing lands of southern Africa, in particular to predict the consequences of management practices. These savannas stretch in a broad belt across southern Africa and have been greatly affected by increasing exploitation during the past hundred years. Increases in useful productivity have been accompanied by such problems as bush encroachment, loss of species diversity, soil erosion and the spread of desert vegetation. Considerable advances in knowledge will be required if these problems are to be overcome and if rational management strategies are to be developed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2239
ISBN: 0 7988 0819 5
Appears in Collections:South African national scientific programmes
General science, engineering & technology

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