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Vegetation Survey and Classification of Subtropical Forests of Southern Africa

  • Ladislav Mucina

Part of the Geobotany Studies book series (GEOBOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ladislav Mucina, Lubomír Tichý, Adriaan van Niekerk
    Pages 7-46
  3. Ladislav Mucina, Anthony P. Dold, Lubomír Tichý, Adriaan van Niekerk
    Pages 59-90
  4. Ladislav Mucina, Anthony Abbott, Lubomír Tichý
    Pages 91-124
  5. Ladislav Mucina, Mervyn C. Lötter, Lubomír Tichý, Stefan J. Siebert, C. Robert Scott-Shaw
    Pages 125-226
  6. Ladislav Mucina
    Pages 227-236

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights classification patterns and underlying ecological drivers structuring the vegetation of selected indigenous subtropical forests in South Africa. It uses original field sampling and advanced numerical data analysis to examine three major types of forest – Albany Coastal Forests, Pondoland Coastal Scarp and Eastern Scarp – all of which are of high conservation value. Offering a unique and systematic assessment of South African ecology in unprecedented detail, the book could serve as a model for future vegetation surveys of forests not only in Africa, but also around the globe.

Keywords

Ecology of subtropical forests Forest audit and assesment Scarp forests Southern African forests Vegetation classification Vegetation sampling and survey

Authors and affiliations

  • Ladislav Mucina
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesThe University of Western AustraliaPerth, West AustraliaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67831-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67830-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67831-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-2562
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2570
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