(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Vegetation patchiness and implications for landscape function : the case of Pteronia incana invader species in Ngqushwa Rural Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KAKEMBO V. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geosciences, Nelson Mandela Univ., Port Elizabeth, AFRIQUE DU SUD


In this study, aerial photographs were analysed to benchmark the onset of the invasion by Pteronia incana. The soil moisture dependencies of the invader shrub and grasses were also investigated. The invasion assumed varying trajectories on abandoned and grazing lands. The different soil moisture dependencies between P. incana and grass species were noted to underpin the competitive advantage and eventual replacement of the latter by the former for the rehabilitation of degraded hillslopes


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 77, no3 [pp. 180-186]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 9 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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