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McCarthy, T.S., Ellery, W.N. and Ellery, K. 1993. Vegetation-induced, subsurface precipitation of carbonates as an aggradational process in the permanent swamps of the Okavango delta (fan), Botswana. Chemical Geology, 107: 111-131


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Vegetation-induced, subsurface precipitation of carbonates as an aggradational process in the permanent swamps of the Okavango delta (fan).

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This study has revealed that islands in the permanent swamps of the Okavango Delta are formed by the localized accumulation of silica and calcite, the precipitation of which induces vertical expansion. The study has further revealed that woody plant species are active participants in island evolution and indeed appear to be the cause of island growth. It now appears that aggradation on islands is also the result of plant growth. Geomorphology; Water chemistry; Sedimentation.

Year: 1993

Type: Journal Article

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McCarthy, T.S. and Metcalfe, J. 1990. Chemical sedimentation in the semi-arid environment of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Chemical Geology, 89: 157-178
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1990Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article1.39 mb pdf
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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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1991Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article2.62 mb pdf
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McCarthy, T.S., Rogers, K.H., Stanistreet, I.G., Ellery, W.N., Cairncross, B. and Ellery, K. 1988. Features of Channel Margins in the Okavango Delta. Palaeoecology of Africa and the Surrounding Islands, 19. Southern African Society for Quaternary Research
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1988Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article665 kb pdf
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Stanistreet, I.G. and McCarthy, T.S. 1993. The Okavango Fan and the classification of subaerial fan systems. Sedimentary Geology, 85 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam: 115-133
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1993Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article1.32 mb pdf
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Gumbricht, T., McCarthy, T.S. and Merry, C.L. 2001. The topography of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, and its tectonic and sedimentological implications. South African Journal of Geology, 104: 243-264
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Reavel, P.E., Lee, R.E. and White, R.E. 1973. Okavango hydrobiological project, first yearly report, 1972-1973. Department of Botany, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
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McCarthy, T.S., McIver, J.R. and Cairncross, B. 1986. Carbonate accumulation on islands in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. South African Journal of Science, 82Department of Geology and Botany, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg: 588-591
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1986Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article367 kb pdf
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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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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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1989Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article1.02 mb pdf
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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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Ellery, K., Ellery, W.N., Rogers, K.H. and Walker, B.H. 1991. Water depth and biotic insulation: Major determinants of back-swamp plant community composition. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 1 no. 3: 149-162
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1991Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article2.26 mb pdf
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Ellery, K., Ellery, W. and Verhagen, B. 1992. Distribution of C3 and C4 plants in a successional sequence in the Okavango Delta. South African Journal of Botany, 58(5): 103-105
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1992Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article535 kb pdf
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Ellery, W. N., Ellery, K., Rogers, K.H., McCarthy, T.S.and Walker, B.H. 1993. Vegetation, hydrology and sedimentation processes as determinants of channel form and dynamics in the northeastern Okavango Delta, Botswana. African Journal of Ecology, 31: 10-25
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1993Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article3.02 mb pdf
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Ellery, W.N., Ellery, K. and McCarthy, T.S. 1993. Plant distribution in islands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana: determinants and feedback interactions. African Journal of Ecology, 31: 118-134
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1993Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article1.08 mb pdf
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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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1993Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article1.41 mb pdf
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McCarthy, T.S., Green, R.W. and Franey, N.J. 1993. The influence of neo-tectonics on water dispersal in the northeastern regions of the Okavango swamps, Botswana. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 17(1): 23-32
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1993Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article
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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1994Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article
McCarthy, T.S., Ellery, W.N. and Bloem, A. 1998. Some observations on the geomorphological impact of hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius L) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. African Journal of Ecology, 36: 44-56
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Ellery, W.N., McCarthy, T.S. and Dangerfield, J.M. 1998. Biotic Factors in Mima Mound development: Evidence from the Floodplains of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. International Journal of Ecology and Enviromental Sciences, 24: 293-313
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Ramberg, L., Hancock, P., Lindholm, M., Meyer, T., Ringrose, S., Sliva, J., Van As, J. and VanderPost, C. 2006. Species diversity of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Aquatic Sciences, 68: 310–337
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Jacobson, P.J. 1997. An ephemeral perspective of fluvial ecosystems: viewing ephemeral rivers in the context of current lotic. Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biology
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Burke, A. and Simmonds, B.E. 2001. Natural Resource Mapping of the Kavango Region, Final Report. Directorate of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Tourism
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Gieske, A. Influence of shallow groundwater levels on outflow from the Okavango Delta, Botswana. University of Botswana, Geology Department, Gaborone, Botswana
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Gumbricht, T., McCarthy, J. and McCarthy, T.S. Channels, wetlands and islands in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, and their relation to hydrological and sedimentological processes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, In press
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Hutchins, D.G., Hutton, L.G., Hutton, S.M., Jones, C.R. and Loenhert, E.P. 1976. A summary of the geology, seismicity, geomorphology and hydrogeology of the Okavango Delta. Bulletin 7, Geological Survey Department, Lobatse, Botswana
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Hutchins, D.G, Hutton, S.M and Jones, C.R. 1976. The geology of the Okavango Delta. Okavango Delta Symposium, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Okavango Delta and its future utilization, National Museum, Gaborone, (Botswana Society): 13-19
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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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Biggs, R.C. 1976. The effects of seasonal flood regime on the ecology of Chief's Island and the adjacent floodplain system. Okavango Delta Symposium, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Okavango Delta and its future utilization, National Museum, Gaborone
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Gilmore, K.S. 1976. Development potential and constraints of a fishing industry. Okavango Delta Symposium, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Okavango Delta and its future utilization, National Museum, Gaborone, (Botswana Society): 174-178
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McCarthy, T.S., Ellery, W.N., Rogers, K.H., Cairncross, B. and Ellery, K. 1986. The roles of sedimentation and plant growth in changing flow patterns in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. South African Journal of Science, 82: 579-584
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Ellery, W.N., Ellery, K., Rogers, K.H., McCarthy, T.S. and Walker, B.H. 1990. Vegetation of channels of the northeastern Okavango Delta, Botswana. African Journal of Ecology, 28: 276-280
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McCarthy, T.S., Stanistreet, I.G. and Cairncross, B. 1991. The sedimentary dynamics of active fluvial channels on the Okavango fan, Botswana. Sedimentology, 38: 471-487
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1991Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.Journal Article2.85 mb pdf
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McCarthy, T.S., Ellery, W.N. and Stanistreet, I.G. 1992. Avulsion mechanisms on the Okavango fan, Botswana: the control of a fluvial system by vegetation. Sedimentology, 39: 779-795
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McCarthy, T.S. and Ellery, N.W. 1997. The Fluvial dynamics of the Maunachira Channel system, northeastern Okavango Swamps, Botswana. Water SA, 23 No.2: 115-125
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McCarthy, T.S. and Cadle, A.B. 1995. Alluvial fans and their natural distinction from rivers based on morphology, hydraulic processes, sedimentary processes, and facies assemblages - discussion. Journal of Sedimentary Research, A65: 581-583
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Okavango River Panhandle Management Plan. Prepared for the Tawana Land Board by NRP. Draft Final Report Volume 2, Background Information. Ministry of Lands, Housing and Environment
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Mmopelwa, G. 2006. Economic and financial analysis of harvesting and utilization of river reed in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Journal of Environmental Management, 79(4): 329–335
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McCarthy, T.S. 1993. The great inland deltas of Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East), 17(3): 275–291
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Ellery, W.N., McCarthy, T.S. and Smith, N.D. 2003. Vegetation, hydrology, and sedimentation patterns on the major distributary system of the Okavango fan, Botswana. Wetlands, 23(2): 357-375
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Ellery, W.N., McCarthy, T. and Dangerfield, W.J. 2000. Floristic diversity in the Okavango Delta, Botswana as an endogenous product of biological activity. In: Biodiversity in wetlands: Assessment, function and conservation. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Brooks, C. 2012. Biodiversity Survey of the upper Angolan Catchment of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin
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Gibbs Russell, G.E. and Biegel, H.M. 1973. Report on botanical collecting trips to Maun and the northern Okavango Delta. Botswana Notes and Records, 5: 154-169
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Child, S.C. and Shaw, P.A. 1990. A floating island in the Okavango: Some observations made by Brian Wilson. Botswana Notes and Records, 22: 51-55
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Roodt, V. 1992. Shell field guide to the common trees of the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Gaborone, Botswana: Shell
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Roodt, V. 1991. Common wild flowers of the Okavango Delta : medicinal uses and nutritional value. Shell field guide series part 2. Gaborone, Botswana : Shell Oil Botswana
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Revermann, R. 2016. Analysis of vegetation and plant diversity patterns in the Okavango Basin at different spatial scales: Integration of field based methods, remote sensing information and ecological modelling. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology of the University of Hamburg
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