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Joubert, D.F., Rothauge, A. and Smit, G.N. 2008. A conceptual model of vegetation dynamics in the semiarid Highland savanna of Namibia, with particular reference to bush thickening by Acacia mellifera. Journal of Arid Environments, 72(12): 2201-2210


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A conceptual model of vegetation dynamics in the semiarid Highland savanna of Namibia, with particular reference to bush thickening by Acacia mellifera.

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Namibian rangelands are encroached with Acacia mellifera, partially resulting from a poor understanding of vegetation dynamics. A conceptual state-and-transition model of vegetation dynamics in the semiarid Highland savanna in central Namibia, emphasising bush thickening by A. mellifera, is described. Two main states, a grassy and a bushy state, are identified. Keywords: fire, hazards, management, opportunities, state-and-transition.

Year: 2008

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196308001900


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