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The biology, ecology and conservation of four Flufftail species, Sarothrura (Aves: Rallidae)
The distribution, status, biology and ecology of four flufftail species were investigated in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The Redchested Flufftail is a successful and widely distributed species, occupying a wide range of ...
The analysis of erythropoiesis and other early developmental events in the chick embryo using mesodermal-inducing factors.
The causal and temporal aspects of blood tissue specification in the chick embryo were investigated in this study. The main focus was on the role of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in the determination of the ...
The use of Cape gannets Morus capensis in management of the purse-seine fishery of the western Cape.
A large purse-seine fishery is located in the highly productive southern Benguela System off the western Cape. Purseseine fisheries have been prone to collapse worldwide and management practices have met with limited ...
Aspects of the biology and ecology of the estuarine fishes of the east coast of South Africa.
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A review of the old world genera of Lauxaniidae (Diptera)
This paper presents in key form a review of the Old World genera of Lauxaniidae. Thirteen new genera are erected, three genera are placed in synonymy, four subgenera are given generic status, and one genus is transferred ...
The conservation ecology of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) at Ndumo Game Reserve in North Eastern KwaZulu-Natal and the Rio Maputo floodplain in South Eastern Mozambique.
Up until 1969 Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) were considered as vermin in South Africa and were actively persecuted throughout the country. In an effort to re-establish viable populations within protected areas in ...
Integrated physiology and behaviour of Thallomys nigricauda along an aridity gradient.
Climate change predictions suggest that the continent most vulnerable to climate change is Africa. The impacts of potential changes which include increases in air temperatures and rainfall variability are negative with ...
Patterns of animal endemism in the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany biodiversity hotspot.
The Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany (MPA) hotspot, as is the case of all such global biodiversity hotspots, has primarily been recognised based on its high floristic endemism and delimited intuitively. Boundaries of global ...
Biological studies of bottlenose dolphins from Natal coastal waters.
The biology of bottlenose dolphins from the east coast of southern Africa is investigated. Births occur predominantly in summer, after a one year gestation period. Calves are born at a length of approximately 103 cm and ...