Conservation Ecology
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Vegetation Ecology & Management

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Pattern, process and mangement of southern African vegetation. We focus on understanding how drivers of change (climate change, over-exploitation, habitat fragmentation and alien invasion) influence population and community structure and processes in southern African vegetation types (including fynbos, Karoo and riparian vegetation). The applied aspect of this work is to advise on aspects of restoration and conservation management.
Contact: Prof Karen Esler ( or Dr Shayne Jacobs (​​