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dc.contributor.authorHarris, E.
dc.contributor.authorSiebert, S.J.
dc.contributor.authorSmit, J.H.L.
dc.contributor.authorVan den Berg, J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T06:49:56Z
dc.date.available2016-11-28T06:49:56Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHarris, E. et al. 2014. Translocation of an endangered succulent plant species from sandstone outcrops earmarked for coal mining. Journal of the Southern African institute of mining and metallurgy, 114(9):905-942. [http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?pid=S0038-223X2014001100008&script=sci_arttext&tlng=es]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0038-223X
dc.identifier.issn2411-9717 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/19518
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?pid=S0038-223X2014001100008&script=sci_arttext&tlng=es
dc.description.abstractFrithia humilis is an endangered succulent plant species. Its distribution range overlaps with the coal fields of Mpumalanga and it is therefore threatened by opencast mining activities in particular. One of the 11 known populations of F. humilis was translocated from a licensed coal mining site to three suitable receptor sites within the species' distribution range. A long-term monitoring programme was initiated to track the progress of the newly established populations. Temporal trends in population demography, size classes, and fecundity were recorded. Population numbers of size classes fluctuated annually. However, flower frequency increased over time and seedling recruitment contributed significantly to population growth. Receptor sites with similar geological conditions to the donor site had more persistent cohorts, which suggest that such sites should receive priority during the translocation of endangered edaphic specialists. This study not only confirms that a Frithia humilis population can successfully establish after a translocation, but also serves as an important baseline for future comparative purposes to gauge the long-term success of the translocation effort.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSouthern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgyen_US
dc.subjectEdaphic specialisten_US
dc.subjectendangereden_US
dc.subjectFrithiaen_US
dc.subjectminingen_US
dc.subjectrelocationen_US
dc.subjectsucculenten_US
dc.subjecttranslocationen_US
dc.titleTranslocation of an endangered succulent plant species from sandstone outcrops earmarked for coal miningen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID20569912 - Harris, Esmé
dc.contributor.researchID12204145 - Siebert, Stefan John
dc.contributor.researchID12319724 - Van den Berg, Johann


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