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Much research has taken place in the Overberg during the past few decades. Here below follows a comprehensive list of biodiversity-related research. (This list was compiled by the University of Cape Town, in a research project undertaken by Brenda Daly – who collated research between 1987-2015, with some additions of our own.)

MARINE RESOURCES

Anderson, R.J. Bolton, J.J. & Stegenga,H. 2009. Using the Biogeographical Distribution and Diversity of Seaweed Species to Test the Efficacy of Marine Protected Areas in the Warm-Temperate Agulhas Marine Province, South Africa. Diversity and Distributions. 15(6): 1017-1027. JSTOR.

Awad, A.A., Griffiths, Charles, L. & Turpie, J.K. 2002. Distribution of South African marine benthic invertebrates applied to the selection of priority conservation areas. Diversity and Distributions. 8(3): 129-145. DOI:10.1046/j.1472-4642.2002.00132. Wiley Online Library.

Bernard, A.T.F. 2012. Towards a cost-efficient & standardised monitoring protocol for subtidal reef fish in the Agulhas ecoregion of South Africa electronic resource. Ph.D. Thesis. Zoology and Entomology Department. Rhodes University. Available: Sabinet.

Booth, A.J. 1998. Biology, stock assessment and management of the panga Pterogymnus laniarius on the Agulhas Bank, South Africa. Ph.D. Thesis. Rhodes University.

Chang, N. 2008. Numerical ocean model study of the Agulhas Bank and the cool ridge. Ph.D. Thesis. Oceanography Department. University of Cape Town. Available here.

De Roeck, E.R., Vanschoenwinkel, B.J., Day, J.A., Xu, Y., Raitt, L. & Brendonck, L. 2007. Conservation status of large branchiopods in the western Cape, South Africa. Wetlands. 27(1): DOI:10.1672/0277-5212(2007)27[162:CSOLBI]2.0.CO;2.

Dennis, T. 2009. Perceptions of history and policy in the Cape Agulhas Area: could history influence policy on small-scale fishing? M.Sc. Thesis. Fishery management. University of the Western Cape.

Grantham, H.S., Game, E.T., Lombard, A.T., Hobday, A.J., Richardson, A.J., Beckley, L.E., Pressey, R.L., Huggett, J.A., Coetzee, J.C., Van der Lingen, C.D., Petersen, S.L., Merkle, D. & Possingham, H.P. 2011. Accommodating dynamic oceanographic processes and pelagic biodiversity in marine conservation planning electronic resource. Plos One. 6(2): Available: Sabinet.

Green, D.B., Klages, N.T.W., Crawford, R.J.M., Coetzee, J.C., Dyer, B.M., Rishworth, G.M. & Pistorius, P.A. 2015. Dietary change in Cape gannets reflects distributional and demographic shifts in two South African commercial fish stocks. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 72(3): 771-781. Scopus.

Huggett, J.A. 2003. Comparative ecology of the copepods calanoides carinatus and calanus agulhensis in the Southern Benguela and Agulhas Bank ecosystems. Ph.D. Thesis. Zoology Department. University of Cape Town.

Mussgnug, R.S. 2013. An assessment of the long-term changes in chondrichthyan abundance on the inshore trawl grounds of the Agulhas Bank, South Africa. M.Sc. Thesis. Biological Sciences Department. University of Cape Town.

Neethling, M., Matthee, C.A, Bowie, R.C.K, & Von der Heyden, S. 2008. Evidence for panmixia despite barriers to gene flow in the southern African endemic, Caffrogobius caffer (Teleostei: Gobiidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology. 8(325): Available here.

Olyott, L.J.H. 2002. A description of spatial and temporal aspects of the lifecycle of chokka squid Loligo vulgaris reynaudii on the inshore spawning grounds and Agulhas bank off the South Coast of South Africa. M.Sc, Thesis. Rhodes University.

Roberts, M.J. 2009. Recruitment variability of Chokka squid (Loligo Reynaudii) – the role of the cold ridge, currents and retention on the Agulhas Bank, South Africa. Ph.D Thesis. Oceanography Department. University of Cape Town.

Russell, I. & Impson, N. 2006. Aquatic systems in and adjacent to Agulhas National Park with particular reference to the fish fauna. Koedoe. 49(2): Public Knowledge Project.

Walmsley, S.A. 1997. The biology of two important by-catch skate species on the Agulhas Bank, South Africa. M.Sc. Thesis. Rhodes University.

SUSTAINABLE USE

Bek, D., Binns,T. & Nel, E. 2013. Wild flower harvesting on South Africa’s agulhas plain: a mechanism for achieving sustainable local economic development? Sustainable Development. 21(5): 281-293. Wiley Online Library.

Conradie, B.I. & Knoesen, H. 2010. A survey of the cultivation and wild harvesting of fynbos flowers in South Africa. Port Elizabeth: Economics Department. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Jayiya, T.P. 2001. Modelling the relative impacts of trawling and longlining on Cape hake Merluccius capensis on the inshore Agulhas bank. M.Sc. Thesis. Zoology Department. University of Cape Town.

Laubscher, C.P. & Ndakidemi, P.A. 2009. A survey of farm-level practices on endangered Leucadendron species and the future influence of ecotourism development on the Agulhas plain. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 4(12): Available here.

McEwan, C., Hughes, A. & Bek, D. 2014. Futures, ethics and the politics of expectation in biodiversity conservation: A case study of South African sustainable wildflower harvesting. Geoforum. 52(0): 206-215. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Mustart, P. & Cowling, R.M, 1993. Impact of flower and cone harvesting on seed banks and seed set of serotinous Agulhas Proteaceae. Canadian Journal of Botany. 71(10): 1363-1368.

Privett, S.D.J., Krug, R.M., Forbes, G. & Gaertner, M. 2014. Wild flower harvesting on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa: Impact of harvesting intensity under a simulated commercial harvesting regime for two re-seeding and two re-sprouting fynbos species. South African Journal of Botany. 94(0): 270-275. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Treurnicht, M, Esler, K.J. & Gaertner, M. 2010. Impacts of ploughing and introduction of commercial fynbos species on the diversity of sandstone fynbos on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa. Thesis. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch.

Treurnicht, M. 2010. Wildflower farming on the Agulhas Plain: fynbos management and conservation. M.Sc. Thesis. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch. Available: Sabinet.

Treurnicht, M., Esler, K. Gaertner, M. & Conradie, B. 2010. Wildflower farming on the Agulhas Plain: should we be concerned? Veld & Flora. 96(3): 138-139. Available: Sabinet.

ALIEN INVASIVES

Blanchard, R. 2004. Alien plant invasion on the Agulhas Plain: a detailed description of invasion patterns. Honours. Thesis. Botany Department. University of Cape Town. Worldcat.

De La Fontaine, S. 2013. Assessing the values and impacts of invasive alien plants on the livelihoods of rural land users on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa. Thesis. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch.

De Lange, W.J., Stafford, W.H.L., Forsyth,G.G. & Le Maitre, D.C. 2012. Incorporating stakeholder preferences in the selection of technologies for using invasive alien plants as a bio-energy feedstock: Applying the analytical hierarchy process. Journal of Environmental Management. 99(0): 76-83. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Fatoki, O.B. 2007. Monitoring the re-growth rate of alien vegetation after fire on Agulhas Plain, South Africa. M.Sc. Thesis. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch. Available here.

Gaertner, M., Richardson D.M. & Privett, S.D.J. 2011. Effects of Alien Plants on Ecosystem Structure and Functioning and Implications for Restoration: Insights from Three Degraded Sites in South African Fynbos. Environmental Management. 48 DOI:10.1007/s00267-011-9675-7.

Mirijam, G., Nottebrock, H., Fourie, H., Privett, S.D.J. & Richardson, D.M. 2012. Plant invasions, restoration, and economics: Perspectives from South African fynbos. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 14(5): 341-353. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Nowell, M.S. 2011. Determining the hydrological benefits of clearing invasive alien vegetation on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa electronic resource. M.Sc. Thesis. Conservation Ecology and Entomology Department. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch. Sabinet.

Roura-Pascual, N., Richardson, D.M., Krug, R.M., Brown, A., Chapman, R.A., Forsyth, G.G., Le Maitre, D.C., Robertson, M.P., Stafford, L., Van Wilgen, B.W., Wannenburgh, A. & Wessels, N. 2009. Ecology and management of alien plant invasions in South African fynbos: Accommodating key complexities in objective decision making. Biological Conservation. 142(8): 1595-1604. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Stafford, W. 2011. Energy from Invasive Alien Plants on the Agulhas plains. Available here.

PLANT STUDIES

Buys, M.H. & Van Der Walt, J.J.A. 1999. Lobostemon daltonii (Boraginaceae): a new species from the Western Cape, South Africa. Available here.

Cocks, M. 1989. The effect of competition on the plant community structure of a series of habitat islands on the Agulhas Plain. Honours. Thesis. Botany Department. University of Cape Town. Worldcat

Conradie, B & Garcia, M. 2013. An estimate of the recreational value of the Agulhas Plain, South Africa, with special reference to the value of plant biodiversity. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences = Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Ekonomiese En Bestuurswetenskappe. 16(2): 170-182. Available: Sabinet.

Cowling, R.M. & Holmes, P.M. 1992. Endemism and speciation in a lowland flora from the Cape Floristic Region. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 47(4): 367-383. Available here.

Cowling, R.M., Campbell, B.M., Mustart, P., McDonald, D.J., Jarman, M.L. & Moll, E.J. 1988. Vegetation classification in a floristically complex area: the Agulhas Plain. South African Journal of Botany.

Cowling, R.M., Gibbs, G.E, Hoffman, M.T. & Hilton-Taylor, C. 1989. Patterns of plant species diversity in southern Africa. Biotic Diversity in Southern Africa. Concepts and Conservation. (Oxford University Press, Cape Town): 19-50.

Cowper-Lewis, M. 2006. Fynbos garden. (92). Available: Sabinet.

Curtis, O.E., Stirton, C.H. & Muasya, A.M. 2013. A conservation and floristic assessment of poorly known species rich quartz–silcrete outcrops within Rûens Shale Renosterveld (Overberg, Western Cape), with taxonomic descriptions of five new species. South African Journal of Botany. 87(0): 99-111. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Cape Argus 2010. Fynbos region projects receive top recognition. July 01: 8.

Goldblatt, P., Manning, J.C. & Curtis, O.E. 2013. Iridaceae. A new species of Hesperantha from the Overberg, Western Cape, and observations on a novel mode for pollen transfer in the genus and family by a hesperid butterfly. Bothalia. 43211 – 214. Available here.

Jeffrey, D. & Moll, E.J. 1987. Langebaan to Agulhas: a coastal survey. Kirstenbosch, Cape Town: Botanical Society of South Africa. Sabinet.

Kitenge, E.M. 2011. Harvesting of invasive woody vegetation (Eucalyptus lehmanii, Leptospermum laevigatum, Acacia cyclops) as energy feedstock in the Cape Agulhas Plain of South Africa. M.Sc. Thesis. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch. Available here.

Maze, K.E. 1992. The effects of Acacia cyclops on the fynbos understorey of the Agulhas plain. Honours. Thesis. Botany Department. University of Cape Town. Worldcat.

Mergili, M. & Privett, S. 2008. Vegetation and vegetation-environment relationships at Grootbos Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. Bothalia. 38(1): Public Knowledge Project.

Mills, A.J., Birch, S.C., Stephenson,J.D. & Bailey, R.V. 2012. Carbon stocks in fynbos, pastures and vineyards on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa: a preliminary assessment. South African Journal of Plant and Soil. 29(3-4): 191-193. DOI:10.1080/02571862.2012.730636 Taylor and Francis.

Mustard, P., Cowling, R. & Albertyn, J. 1997. Southern Overberg. Southern African Wild Flower Guide 8. Kirstenbosch, Cape Town: Botanical Society of South Africa.

Mustart, P.J. & Cowling, R.M. 1991. Seed germination of four serotinous Agulhas Plain Proteaceae. South African Journal of Botany. 57(6): 310-313.

Schonegevel, R. 1991. A consideration of abiotic factors affecting the distribution of two Proteaceae species (Protea compacta and Protea susannae) on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa. Honours. Thesis. Botany Department. University of Cape Town. Worldcat.

Skead, C.J., Manning, J. & Anthony, N.C. 2009. Historical plant incidence in southern Africa: a collection of early travel records in southern Africa. Strelitzia, 24 ed. Pretoria: South African National Biodiversity Institute. Worldcat.

Thring, T. S. A., Springfield, E. P. & Weitz, F. M. 2007. Antimicrobial activities of four plant species from the Southern Overberg region of South Africa. African Journal of Biotechnology. 6(15): 1779-1784.

Van Laar, A. & Theron, J.M. 2004. Equations for predicting the biomass of Acacia cyclops and Acacia saligna in the western and eastern Cape regions of South Africa: Part 2: Stand-level models. Thesis. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch.

Zietsman, M.M. & Bredenkamp, G.J. 2007. Threatened Limestone Fynbos plant communities of Andrew’s Field and Tsaba-Tsaba Nature Reserve, Western Cape. Bothalia. 37(1): Available here.

ESKOM EIA RESOURCES

Cape Argus 2009. Beauty threatened by Eskom beast. April 09: 25.

Cowling, R. 1990. Who will save Hagelkraal? Veld & Flora. 76(2).

Eskom Report 2007. Nuclear 1 EIA and EMP Scoping report: Geology and Seismics, Sept 2007.

Helme, N. 2008. Botanical scoping assessment: New transmission lines from Bantamsklip to Bacchus, kappa and Muldersvlei, and Extension of Bacchus substation, Western Cape. Submitted to: Arcus GIBB (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg. Client: Eskom. November.

Shillingford, F. 2007. Nuclear 1 Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Programme. Specialist Study for Scoping Report. Oceanography. Eskom Holdings Generation Division.

Williams, J. 2009. Eskom’s nuclear plant will spoil Cape reserves. May 17: 16.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Carr, A.S., Thomas, D.S.G. & Bateman, M.D, Meadows, M.E. & Chase, B. 2006. Late Quaternary palaeoenvironments of the winter-rainfall zone of southern Africa: Palynological and sedimentological evidence from the Agulhas Plain. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 239(1–2): 147-165. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Carr, A.S., Thomas, D.S.G. & Bateman, M.D. 2006. Climatic and sea level controls on Late Quaternary eolian activity on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa. Quaternary Research. 65(2): 252-263. DOI:10.1016/j.yqres.2005.10.001 ScienceDirect.

Catzel, R. 1989. Thermal structure of the Agulhas Bank. (679). CSIR research report. Stellenbosch: Environmental Data, Division of Earth Marine and Atmospheric Science, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Sabinet.

Gaines, S.M. 2003. The morphology, sedimentology and palaeoenvironmental significance of two pan-lunette clusters in the Southwestern Cape of South Africa. M.Sc. Thesis. Environmental and Geographical Science. University of Cape Town. Available here.

Hannah, L., Panitz, D. & Midgley, G. 2012. Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Climate and Conservation. DOI:10.5822/978-1-61091-203-7_7.

Van Wilgen, N.J., Goodall, V., Holness, S., Chown, S.L. & McGeoch, M.A. 2015. Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns in South Africa’s national parks. International Journal of Climatology. Wiley Online Library.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Cole, N.S., Lombard, A.T., Cowling, R.M, Euston-Brown, D., Richardson, D.M. & Heijnis, C.E. 2000. Framework for a conservation plan for the Agulhas Plain, Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. (Institute for Plant Conservation report 0001). Stellenbosch , South Africa: World Wide Fund.

Cowling, R.M. & Pressey, R.L. 2003. Introduction to systematic conservation planning in the Cape Floristic Region. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 1-13. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Cowling, R.M., Knight, A.T., Privett, S.D.J. & Sharma, G. 2010. Invest in Opportunity, Not Inventory of Hotspots. Conservation Biology. 24(2): 633-635. Wiley Online Library.

Cowling, R.M., Pressey, R.L., Rouget, M. & Lombard, A.T. 2003. A conservation plan for a global biodiversity hotspot—the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 191-216. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Cowling, R.M., Pressey, R.L., Sims-Castley, R., le Roux, A., Baard, E., Burgers, C.J. & Palmer, G. 2003. The expert or the algorithm?—comparison of priority conservation areas in the Cape Floristic Region identified by park managers and reserve selection software. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 147-167. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Curtis, O.E. 2009. Renosterveld under scrutiny: bringing science, management and stewardship together. Veld & Flora. 95(3): 150-152. Available: Sabinet.

Curtis, O.E. 2013. Management of critically endangered renosterveld fragments in the Overberg, South Africa. Ph.D. Thesis. Biological Sciences Department. University of Cape Town. Available: Worldcat.

Erasmus, D. 2014. Turning the conservation tide on the Agulhas Plain. 44. Available here [11 APRIL 2014].

Fourie, H., De Wit, M. & Van der Merwe, P. 2013. The role and value of water in natural capital restoration on the Agulhas Plain. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences = Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Ekonomiese En Bestuurswetenskappe. 16(1): 83-95. Available: Sabinet.

Frazee, S.R., Cowling, R.M., Pressey, R.L., Turpie, J.K. & Lindenberg, N. 2003. Estimating the costs of conserving a biodiversity hotspot: a case-study of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 275-290. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Gallo, J.A. 2007. Engaged conservation planning and uncertainty mapping as means towards effective implementation and monitoring. Ph.D. Thesis. University of California, Santa Barbara. Available: ProQuest.

Gelderblom, C.M., Van Wilgen, B.W., Nel, J.L., Sandwith, T., Botha, M, & Hauck, M. 2003. Turning strategy into action: implementing a conservation action plan in the Cape Floristic Region. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 291-297. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Genevieve Q.K.P., Botha, M.A. & Turpie, J.K. 2003. Evaluating combinations of on-and off-reserve conservation strategies for the Agulhas Plain, South Africa: a financial perspective. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 253-273. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Giliomee, J.H. 2006. Conserving and increasing biodiversity in the large-scale, intensive farming systems of the Western Cape, South Africa: commentary. South African Journal of Science. 102(9): 375-378. Available: Sabinet.

Heydenrych, B.J., Cowling, R. & Lombard, A. 1999. Strategic conservation interventions in a region of high biodiversity and high vulnerability: a case study from the Agulhas Plain at the southern tip of Africa. Oryx. 33(3): 256-269. Wiley Online Library.

Holness, S. & Bradshaw, P 2010. Critical biodiversty areas of the Overberg District Municipality. Available here [2015, May 22].

Joubert, L., Esler, K.J. & Privett, S.D.J. 2009. The effect of ploughing and augmenting natural vegetation with commercial fynbos species on the biodiversity of Overberg Sandstone fynbos on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany. 75(3): 526-531. Worldcat.

Lochner, P., Weaver, A., Gelderblom, C., Peart, R., Sandwith,T. & Fowkes, S. 2003. Aligning the diverse: the development of a biodiversity conservation strategy for the Cape Floristic Region. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 29-43. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Lombard, A.T., Cowling R.M., Vlok, J.H.J. & Fabricius, C. 2010. Designing Conservation Corridors in Production Landscapes: Assessment Methods, Implementation Issues, and Lessons Learned. Ecology and Society. 13(3): 7.

Lombard, A.T., Cowling, R.M., Pressey, R.L. & Mustart, P.J. 1997. Reserve Selection in a Species-Rich and Fragmented Landscape on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa. Conservation Biology. 11(5): 1101-1116. Wiley Online Library.

McMaster, C. & McMaster, R. 2009. The Napier Renosterveld Project. Veld & Flora. 95(1): 11. Available: Sabinet.

Page, R.R. 2012. Description of three environmental co-management systems in the Western Cape. MComm. Thesis. Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University.

Pressey, R.L., Cowling, R.M. & Rouget, M. 2003. Formulating conservation targets for biodiversity pattern and process in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 99-127. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Reyers, B. 2013. Conserving Biodiversity Outside Protected Areas. In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition). S.A. Levin, Ed. Waltham: Academic Press. 289-305.

Rouget, M., Richardson, D.M., Cowling, R.., Lloyd, J.W. & Lombard, A.T. 2003. Current patterns of habitat transformation and future threats to biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 63-85. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Scott, A. 1996. The Overberg explorer experience. (82). Available: Sabinet.

South Africa, Breede-Overberg Catchment Management Agency. 2011. Breede-Overberg catchment management strategy. Worcester: Breede-Overberg Catchment Management Agency. Worldcat.

Von Hase, A., Rouget, M. & Cowling, R.M. 2010. Evaluating Private Land Conservation in the Cape Lowlands, South Africa. Conservation Biology. 24(5): 1182-1189. Available: JSTOR.

Winter, S.J. 2013. Attitudes and behaviour of landholders towards the conservation of Overberg Coastal Renosterveld, a threatened vegetation type in the Cape Floral Kingdom. M.Sc. Thesis. Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University.

Winter, S.J. Esler, K.J. & Kidd, M. 2005. An index to measure the conservation attitudes of landowners towards Overberg Coastal Renosterveld, a critically endangered vegetation type in the Cape Floral Kingdom, South Africa. Biological Conservation. 126(3): 383-394.ScienceDirect.

Winter, S.J., Prozesky, H. & Esler, K.J. 2007. A Case Study of Landholder Attitudes and Behaviour Toward the Conservation of Renosterveld, a Critically Endangered Vegetation Type in Cape Floral Kingdom, South Africa. Environmental Management. 40(1): DOI:10.1007/s00267-006-0086-0.

Younge, A. & Fowkes, S. 2003. The Cape Action Plan for the Environment: overview of an ecoregional planning process. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 15-28. DOI: ScienceDirect.

TERRESTRIAL

Kerley, G.I.H., Pressey, R.L., Cowling, R. M., Boshoff, A. F. & Sims-Castley, R. 2003. Options for the conservation of large and medium-sized mammals in the Cape Floristic Region hotspot, South Africa. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 169-190. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Kerley, G.I.H., Sims-Castley, R, Boshoff, A.F. & Cowling, R.M. 2009. Extinction of the blue antelope Hippotragus leucophaeus: modeling predicts non-viable global population size as the primary driver. Biodiversity and Conservation. 18(12): DOI:10.1007/s10531-009-9639-x.

Kotoane, M. 2004. Modelling risk of Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus) collision with power lines in the Overberg region. M.Sc. Thesis. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch. OCLC.

Mangnall, M.J. 2001. The demography of the Egyptian Goose, its impacts on cereal crop agriculture on the Agulhas Plain, Western Cape, South Africa and the measures to mitigate damage to crops by geese. M.Sc. Thesis. Zoology Department. University of Cape Town. Worldcat.

Mangnall, M.J. & Crowe, T.M. 2001. Managing Egyptian geese on the croplands of the Agulhas Plain, Western Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 31(1&2): 25-34. Available: Sabinet.

Mangnall, M.J. & Crowe, T.M. 2002. Population dynamics and the physical and financial impacts to cereal crops of the Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus on the Agulhas Plain, Western Cape, South Africa. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 90(3): 231-246. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Mlambo, M.C., Bird, M.S., Reed, C.C. & Day, J.A. 2011. Diversity patterns of temporary wetland macroinvertebrate assemblages in the south-western Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science. 36(3): 299-308. DOI:10.2989/16085914.2011.636903 Taylor and Francis.

Myburgh, A.M. & Daniels, S.R. 2015. Exploring the impact of habitat size on phylogeographic patterning in the overberg velvet worm peripatopsis overbergiensis (onychophora: Peripatopsidae). Journal of Heredity. 106(3): 296-305. Scopus.

Rector, A.L. 2010. Mammal community evolution and biogeography through time in the Western Cape, South Africa. Ph.D. Thesis. Arizona State University, Arizona, United States. Available: ProQuest.

Ryan, P.G. & Marshall, H.K. 2005. Variation in the wing-clapping display of Clapper Larks. Ostrich. 76(1-2): 73-77. DOI:10.2989/00306520509485475 Taylor and Francis.

Schmiedel, U. & Mucina, L. 2006. Vegetation of quartz fields in the Little Karoo, Tanqua Karoo and eastern Overberg (Western Cape Province, South Africa). Phytocoenologia. 361-44.

Schreiner, C., Rödder, D. & Measey, G.J. 2013. Using modern models to test Poynton’s predictions. African Journal of Herpetology. 62(1): 49-62. DOI:10.1080/21564574.2013.794865 Taylor and Francis.

Slimen, B.H., Suchentrunk, F., Memmi, A., Sert, H. Kryger, U., Alves, P.C. & Elgaaied, B.A. 2006. Evolutionary relationships among hares from North Africa (Lepus sp. or Lepus spp.), cape hares (L. capensis) from South Africa, and brown hares (L. europaeus), as inferred from mtDNA PCR-RFLP and allozyme data. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 44(1): 88-99. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2005.00345.x Wiley Online Library.

Thwaites, R.N. &.Cowling, R.M. 1988. Soil-vegetation relationships on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa. Catena. 15(3–4): 333-345. DOI:10.1016/0341-8162(88)90055-0 ScienceDirect.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC

Conradie, B., Treurnicht, M., Esler, K. & Gaertner, M. 2013. Conservation begins after breakfast: The relative importance of opportunity cost and identity in shaping private landholder participation in conservation. Biological Conservation. 158(0): 334-341. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Conradie, B.I. 2003. Labour, wages and minimum wage compliance in the Breërivier valley six months after the introduction of minimum wages. CSSR Working Paper.

Conradie, B.I. 2010. Farmers’ views of landscape initiatives: the case of the Agulhas Plain, CFR. (278). Available here.

Garcia Corbeira, M.J. & Conradie, B.I. 2010. Nature-based tourism in the Agulhas Plain: a vehicle for integrated biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic development. Rondebosch: Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town. Available here.

Heydenrych, B.J. 2000. An investigation of land-use practices on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa, with emphasis on socio-economic and conservation issues. M.Sc. Thesis. Botany Department. University of Cape Town. Worldcat.

Higgins, S.I., Turpie, J.K., Costanza, R, Cowling, RM. Le Maitre, D.C., Marais, C. & Midgley, G.F. 1997. An ecological economic simulation model of mountain fynbos ecosystems: Dynamics, valuation and management. Ecological Economics. 22(2): 155-169. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Modise, B. 2009. Finding a cohesive and effective conservation in the Overberg – an experimental application of the agglomeration bonus. M.Com. Thesis. Economics Department. University of Cape Town. Available here.

Mustart, P. & Scott, A. 1998. Fynbos ecotourism in the Cape Overberg. (84). Available: Sabinet.

Privett, S.D.J, Heydenrych, B.J. & Cowling, R.M. 2002. Putting biodiversity to business on the Agulhas Plain. In: Pierce, S.M., Cowling, R.M., Sandwith, K. & MacKinnon, K. (Eds.). Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Development (pp. 101 – 111). The World Bank Environment Department.

RéSource 2011. Development of coastal setback lines: an Overberg district case study: air pollution. Resource. 13(3): 36-37. Available: Sabinet.

Rouget, M. 2003. Measuring conservation value at fine and broad scales: implications for a diverse and fragmented region, the Agulhas Plain. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 217-232. DOI:10.1016/S0006-3207(02)00415-9ScienceDirect.

Turnbull, H & De Waal, L. 2012. Development of a sustainable nature-based tourism action plan for the broader Agulhas region. Available here.

Turpie, J.K., Heydenrych, B.J. & Lamberth, S.J. 2003. Economic value of terrestrial and marine biodiversity in the Cape Floristic Region: implications for defining effective and socially optimal conservation strategies. Biological Conservation. 112(1–2): 233-251. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Xaba, P. 2006. The Overberg useful indigenous plants project The Harold Porter National Botanical Garden involves the community in environmental education. (92). Available: Sabinet.

Yeld, J. 2009. Grootbos reveals its fynbos secrets. September 11: 14.

Yeld, J. 2009. Why fynbos farming is a growing business; Ecological urgency may convert farmers, forum says. August 07: 7.

WETLANDS AND WATER

Germishuys, H. 2007. Nuwejaars Wetland ecosystem. Agriprobe. 4(3): 9-12. Available: Sabinet.

Gordon, N., Adams, J.B. & Garcia-Rodriguez, F. 2011. Water quality status and phytoplankton composition in Soetendalvlei, Voëlvlei and Waskraalsvlei, three shallow wetlands on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science. 36(1): 19-33. DOI:10.2989/16085914.2011.559709 Taylor and Francis.

Herdien, E.L., Petersen, C., Reed, C. Impson, D., Belcher, A., Ndiitwani, T. Buthelezi, S. & Matoti, A. 2005. Technical Report: Ecological Status for Rivers of the Overberg Region 2004/2005. The River Health Programme.

Jones, M.G.W. Van Nieuwenhuizen, G.D.P. & Day, J.A. n.d. Selecting priority wetlands for conservation measures. The Agulhas Plain as a case study. Available here [27 April 2015].

Pauw, T & Van Niekerk, A. 2012. Automated wetland classification using OBIA: Agulhas Plain, South Africa. Thesis. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch.

Pauw, T. 2012. Assessment of SPOT 5 and ERS-2 OBIA for mapping wetlands. M.Sc. Thesis. Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University. Available here.

Sirami, C., Jacobs, D.S. & Cumming, G.S. 2013. Artificial wetlands and surrounding habitats provide important foraging habitat for bats in agricultural landscapes in the Western Cape, South Africa. Biological Conservation. 164(0): 30-38. DOI: ScienceDirect.

Kinoti, Ireene, 2018. Integrated hydrological modelling of surface and groundwater interactions in Heuningnes catchment, South Africa. MSc Thesis, University of Twente, The Netherlands. 

Manyama, Kinsley, 2018. Hydrogeophysical characterisation of shallow coastal aquifers in the Western Cape, South Africa. MSc in Environmental Water Science, University of Western Cape.

Maswanganye, Sagwati, Eugene, 2018. A comparison of remotely-sensed precipitation estimates with observed data from rain gauges in the Western Cape, South Africa. MSc in Environmental Water Science, University of the Western Cape. 

Mkunyana, Yonela, 2018. Assessment of water use by Acacia longifolia trees occurring within the riparian zone of hill slopes of the Heuningnes Catchment, Western Cape. MSc in Environmental Water Science, University of the Western Cape. 

Ndara, Nolusindiso, 2017. Analysis of monthly MOD16 evapotranspiration rates at sites with different climatic characteristics; Heuningnes and Letaba catchments in South Africa. MSc in Environmental Water Science, University of the Western Cape. 

Apedo, Gloria, Afua, 2015. Occurrences and impacts of invasive alien plant species in the Agulhas Plain and lacustrine wetlands, Western Cape, South Africa. MSc Thesis, ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands. 

Ven der Ende, G.J., 2015. Salinity and relative sea level rise Heuningnes River, South Africa: A field based Delft3d study. MSc Thesis, ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands. 

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