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The Ecology of Fynbos: Nutrients, Fire and Diversity

Out of Print

Edited By: RM Cowling

416 pages, 16 pp col/b & w photos, line drawings

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #20206 | ISBN: 0195706617
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About this book

Fynbos is the fire-prone shrubland occurring on the sandy, infertile soils which predominate in the South African Cape Floristic Region.


Contents

Introduction: The Fynbos Biome Project; Biogeography: Selective regime and time; Flora and vegetation; Plant diversity and endemism; History of the Cape flora; Ecology: Plant reproductive ecology; Plant-animal relationships; Competition and coexistence; Plant structure and function; Functional perspectives of ecosystems; Management: Human settlement; Plant and animal invasions; Preservation of biotic diversity; Ecosystem management; Global perspective: A Californian's view of fynbos.

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