A review by C·I·B Core Team member, Prof Brian van Wilgen, on the effectiveness of fire management in the Kruger National Park has revealed that fire can simultaneously produce positive and negative conservation outcomes.
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14 March 2022
Examples of arthropods detected on imported kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) in South Africa. Anti-clockwise from top: Frankliniella intonsa (Thripidae), Tuckerella japonica (Tuckerellidae), Brevipalpus sp. (Tenuipalpidae) and Oribatida (two species). Figure reproduced from Faulkner et al. 2020, supplied by D. Saccaggi.
Is there a way to predict which imported agricultural products are most likely to carry a pest? This question was tackled by former C∙I∙B student, Davina Saccaggi, in a recent paper in Ecological Applications.
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Several C·I·B Core Team members, Associates and former students are among the authors of newly published guidelines for restoring Lowland Sand Fynbos ecosystems.
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1 March 2022
Long-leafed acacia (Acacia longifolia) is one of the many species of invasive alien trees that have invaded riparian zones in the Western Cape. Successful eradication of such species should be guided by context-specific planning strategies to ensure that specific challenges are mitigated, particularly in areas where resources are limited.
(Photo by Nicola du Plessis)
A new study by Stellenbosch University researchers shows that a lack of funding, poor communication among stakeholders and inadequate knowledge are the major barriers to successful restoration of riparian zones in the Global South.
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