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dc.contributor.author Cowling, RM
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-12T10:44:01Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-12T10:44:01Z
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier.citation Cowling, RM. 1986. Description of the Karoo Biome project. National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, SANSP Report 122, 1986, pp 49 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0 7988 3803 5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2360
dc.description.abstract The ecological characteristics and ecological problems of the karoo biome are briefly described. A conceptual basis and guidelines for the development of the Karoo Biome Project are outlined by addressing project goals, project structure and research strategy, relevant research fields and key questions. No attempt was made to formally phase the Project. It is hoped to stimulate research concurrently in a variety of fields and at different levels as dictated by research priorities and manpower availability. An analysis of existing research projects in relation to research fields and key questions indicates that studies are urgently required on the adaptive physiology, behaviour, and reproductive biology of selected species and growth forms in relation to various climatic and defoliation regimes. Without these data it will not be possible to develop community and ecosystem models of meaningfully accurate predictive power en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CSIR en
dc.subject SANSP en
dc.subject Botany en
dc.subject Biomes en
dc.title Description of the Karoo Biome project en
dc.type Technical Report en


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