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Burke, A. 2004. From plains to inselbergs: species in special habitats as indicators for climate change? Journal of Biogeography, 31: 831-841


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This study proposes a process to select plant species that would provide suitable candidates for monitoring climate change impacts in areas where complete biological inventories are lacking.

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The step-by-step selection process proposed in this study to assist with the selection of indicators for climate change provides an objective tool in areas where biodiversity coverage is not adequate and little is known about physiology, growth and reproductive patterns of individual species. As such it introduces a method for preliminary screening of species, but will require further input based on field observations and expert knowledge. Keywords: arid lands, biodiversity, canonical correspondence analysis, plant species, Namibia, Namib Desert, Nama Karoo.

Year: 2004

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2699.2003.00984.x/full


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Burke, A. 2003. How special are Etendeka mesas? Flora and elevation gradients in an arid landscape in north-west Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 55(4): 747-764
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Burke, A. 2013. Succulent plants on arid inselbergs. Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, 208(5–6): 321–329
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Tarnita, C.E., Bonachela, J.A., Sheffer, E., Guyton, J.A., Coverdale, T.C., Long, R.A. and Pringle, R.M. 2017. A theoretical foundation for multi-scale regular vegetation patterns. Nature, 541: 398–401
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Burke, A. 2004. Vegetation types of the Brukkaros Mountain - a hide-out for some winter-rain related species and range resources? Journal of the Namibia Scientific Society, 51: 97-113
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