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CSIR Research Space is constantly being developed and populated. Please report any errors to Adele van der Merwe. Constructive criticism and suggestions would be welcome.

Recent Submissions

  • Brill, G; Anderson, P; O’Farrell, Patrick (Elsevier, 2017-05)
    This study contributes to both the methodological and empirical literature by developing an integrative approach to assessing temporal and spatial change in riparian ecosystem service delivery by drawing on available and ...
  • Pascual, U; Balvanera, P; Díaz, S; Pataki, G; O’Farrell, Patrick (Elsevier, 2017-06)
    Nature is perceived and valued in starkly different and often conflicting ways. This paper presents the rationale for the inclusive valuation of nature’s contributions to people (NCP) in decision making, as well as broad ...
  • Dyosiba, Xoliswa; Ren, Jianwei; Musyoka, Nicholas M; Langmi, Henrietta W; Mathe, Mkhulu; Onyango, MS (Elsevier, 2016-12)
    Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been considered with various novel applications and the development of cost-effective processes is essential for further practices. In this work, waste PET bottles were demonstrated as ...
  • Ren, Jianwei; Dyosiba, Xoliswa; Musyoka, Nicholas M; Langmi, Henrietta W; North, Brian C; Mathe, Mkhulu; Onyango, MS (Elsevier, 2016-10)
    It is of great economic value to produce high-value PET-based MOF materials by the veritable elimination of waste PET, and provide sufficient MOF materials for hydrogen storage applications. Consequently, this work ...
  • Scott, DF; Gush, Mark B (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2017-04)
    South Africa is a semi-arid country with a very limited area of natural forest. The early colonial governments encouraged the establishment of plantations to supply wood for local uses, and South Africa consequently has a ...
  • Haywood, Lorren K; Van der Watt, C (The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), 2016-09)
    This is a conference presentation on Building resilience into business strategy. Resilience within business is very appealing in that, it enables organisations to put sustainability into context: business is not a ...
  • Koen, Hildegarde; De Villiers, Johan P; Roodt, H; De Waal, A (Elsevier, 2017-03)
    A significant challenge in ecological modelling is the lack of complete sets of high-quality data. This is especially true in the rhino poaching problem where data is incomplete. Although there are many poaching attacks, ...
  • Haywood, Lorren K; Trotter, Douglas H; Faccer, Kristy; Brent, AC (Emerald, 2013)
    Various driving forces originating from society, government, employees and partners are forcing business to incorporate both sustainable development in its internal operations and practices, and to align these with the ...
  • Van Huyssteen, Elsona; Green, Cheri; Paige-Green, P; Oranje, M; Berrisford, S; McKelly, Dave (CSIR, 2016)
    In this chapter the implications of shale gas development (SGD) in the Karoo are explored in the context of 1) local development realities, 2) legal requirements and associated development pressures related to land development ...
  • Ntombela, Cebile; Funke, Nikki; Meissner, Richard; Steyn, Maronel; Masangane, Winile (Water Research Commission, 2016-10)
    In this paper we briefly reflect on the different legislation and types of regulatory mechanisms that South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has in place to try to improve the performance and compliance ...
  • Anochie-Boateng, Joseph; George, T (Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, 2016-08)
    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research have initiated a study to develop sustainable asphalt mixes that use locally available waste materials as an aggregate replacement to reduce the material cost while improving ...
  • Ndlela, LL; Schmidt, S (Springer, 2016-02)
    This study assessed faecal matter from three indigenous South African herbivores-zebra, giraffe and impala-as a potential source for hydrolytically active aerobic and facultatively anaerobic bacteria. Herbivore droppings ...
  • Bull, JW; Jobstvogt, N; Böhnke-Henrichs, A; Mascarenhas, A; Sitas, Nadia E; Lambini, CK; Rawlins, M; Baral, H; Zähringer, J; Carter-Silk, E; Balzan, MV; Kenter, JO; Häyhä, TK; Petz, K; Koss, R (Elsevier, 2016-02)
    The ecosystem services concept (ES) is becoming a cornerstone of contemporary sustainability thought. Challenges with this concept and its applications are well documented, but have not yet been systematically assessed ...
  • Roos, T; Surridge-Talbot, K (2015-10)
    Numerous economically important high temperature processes contribute to South African emissions; this is apart from the electricity generation sector which is responsible for half of South African emissions. Some are ...
  • Reyers, B; Nel, JL; O'Farrell, PJ; Sitas, Nadia E; Nel, DC (PNAS, 2015-06)
    Achieving the policy and practice shifts needed to secure ecosystem services is hampered by the inherent complexities of ecosystem services and their management. Methods for the participatory production and exchange of ...
  • Musvoto, Constansia D (SA ePublications, 2015-12)
    The green economy, with its underlying philosophy of reducing the dependence of economic development on the increased consumption of and damage to natural resources is a tool for achieving sustainable development. Globally, ...
  • Sitas, Nadia E; Reyers, B; Cundill, G; Prozesky, HE; Nel, JL; Esler, KJ (Elsevier, 2016-04)
    Engaging diverse stakeholders in collaborative processes to integrate environmental information into decision making is important, but challenging. It requires working at and across the boundaries between knowledge types ...
  • Conradie, Dirk CU; Van Reenen, T; Bole, S (Commonwealth Association of Architects, 2015-12)
    The current six climatic regions map used in the SANS 204 (2011) South African National Building Standards does not optimally support quantified design decisions within the built environment. It also does not give an ...
  • Diaz, S; Demissew, S; Carabias, J; Joly, C; Lonsdale, M; Ash, N; Larigauderie, A; Adhikari, JR; Arico, S; Baldi, A; Bartuska, A; Baste, IA; Bilgin, A; Brondizio, E; Chan, KMA; Figueroa, VE; Duraiappah, A; Fischer, M; Hill, R; Koetz, T; Leadley, P; Lyver, P; Mace, GM; Martin-Lopez, B; Okumura, M; Pacheco, D; Pascual, U; Selvin Perez, E; Reyers, B; Roth, E; Saito, O; Scholes, RJ; Sharma, N; Tallis, H; Thaman, R; Watson, R; Yahara, T; Hamid, ZA; Akosim, C; Al-Hafedh, Y; Allahverdiyev, R; Amankwah, E; Asah, ST; Asfaw, Z; Bartus, G; Brooks, LA; Caillaux, J; Dalle, G; Darnaedi, D; Driver, A; Erpul, G; Escobar-Eyzaguirre, P; Failler, P; Fouda, AMM; Fu, B; Gundimeda, H; Hashimoto, S; Homer, F; Lavorel, S; Lichtenstein, G; Mala, WA; Mandivenyi, W; Matczak, P; Mbizvo, C; Mehrdadi, M; Metzger, JP; Mikissa, JB; Moller, H; Mooney, HA; Mumby, P; Nagendra, H; Nesshover, C; Oteng-Yeboah, AA; Pataki, G; Roue, M; Rubis, J; Schultz, M; Smith, P; Sumaila, R; Takeuchi, K; Thomas, S; Verma, M; Chang, Y; Zlatanova, D (Elsevier, 2015-06)
    The first public product of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is its Conceptual Framework. This conceptual and analytical tool, presented here in detail, will underpin all IPBES ...
  • Polasky, S; Tallis, H; Reyers, B (National Academy of Sciences, 2015-06)
    Progress in ecosystem service science has been rapid, and there is now a healthy appetite among key public and private sector decision makers for this science. However, changing policy and management is a long-term project, ...

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