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Thompson, K. 1976. The primary productivity of African wetlands, with particular reference to the Okavango Delta. Okavango Delta Symposium, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Okavango Delta and its future utilisation, National Museum, Gaborone, Botswana


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The primary productivity of African wetlands, with particular reference to the Okavango Delta.

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About 1% of the 30 x 106 km2 surface area of Africa is wetland. This estimate includes all swamps and floodplains, permanent or seasonal, which support, on alluvial, organic or peat soils predominantly herbaceous vegetation. Wetlands provide the most valuable agricultural land in the tropical zone. Management of this resource for better economic reward cannot, and should not be avoided, but it is almost important that development should proceed wisely, so as to retain as many as possible of the characteristics which make natural tropical swamps so efficient at utilizing the resources at their disposal.

Year: 1976

Type: Report

Origin: Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.

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McCarthy, T.S., McIver, J.R., Cairncross, J.R., Ellery,K. and Ellery, W.N. 1989. The Inorganic chemistry of peat from the Maunachira channel-swamp system, Okavango Delta, Botswana. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 53: 1077-1089
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Ellery, K., Ellery, W.N., McCarthy, T.S., Cairncross, B. and Oelofse, R. 1989. A peat fire in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, and its importance as an ecosystem process. African Journal of Ecology, 27: 7-21
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McCarthy, T.S., McIver, J.R., Cairncross, B., Ellery, W.N. and Ellery, K. 1990. The inorganic chemistry of peat from the Okavango Delta, Botswana: implications for low-ash coal formation. International Journal of Coal Geology, 16: 143-146
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McCarthy, T.S., McIver, J.R. and Verhagen, B. Th. 1991. Groundwater evolution, chemical sedimentation and carbonate brine formation on an island in the Okavango Delta swamp, Botswana. Applied Geochemistry, 6: 577-595
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Stanistreet, I.G., Cairncross, B. and McCarthy, T.S. 1993. Low sinuosity and meandering bedload rivers of the Okavango Fan: channel confinement on the vegetated levees without fine sediment. Sedimentary Geology, 85: 135-156
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McCarthy, T.S. and Ellery, W.N. 1994. The effect of vegetation on soil and groundwater chemistry and hydrology of islands in the seasonal swamps of the Okavango Fan, Botswana. Journal of Hydrology, 154(1-4): 169-193
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Cairnicross, B., Stanistreet, I.G., McCarthy, T.S., Ellery W.N., Ellery K. and Grobicki T.S.A. 1988. Palaeochannels (stone-rolls) in coal seams: Modern analogues from fluvial deposits of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, southern Africa. Sedimentary Geology, 57: 107-118
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