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Grass, I., Meyer S., Taylor P.J., Foord S.H., Hajek P., Tscharntke T. Pollination limitation despite managed honeybees in South African macadamia orchards. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 260,1,11-18 DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2018.03.010

Scheiter, S., Gaillard, C., Martens, C., Erasmus, B.F.N., Pfeiffer, M. How vulnerable are ecosystems in the Limpopo province to climate change? South African Journal of Botany 116, 86-95 DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2018.02.394


Joseph, G. S., Mauda, E. V., C. L. Seymour, T. C. Munyai, A. Dippenaar-Schoeman, and S. H. Foord. Landuse Change in Savannas Disproportionately Reduces Functional Diversity of Invertebrate Predators at the Highest Trophic Levels: Spiders as an Example. Ecosystems 1-13 DOI: 10.1007/s10021-017-0194-0

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Taylor P.J., Grass I., Alberts A.J., Joubert E., Tscharntke T. Economic value of bat predation services - a review and new estimates from macadamia orchards. Ecosystem Services 30, 372-381 DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.11.015


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Labuschagne, L., Swanepoel, L. H., Taylor, P. J., Belmain, S. R., Keith, M. Are avian predators effective biological control agents for rodent pest management in agricultural systems? Biological Control 101, 94-102 DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.07.003

Linstädter, A., A. Kuhn, C. Naumann, S. Rasch, A. Sandhage-Hofmann, W. Amelung, J. Jordaan, C. C. Du Preez, and M. Bollig. Assessing the resilience of a real-world social-ecological system: Lessons from a multi-disciplinary evaluation of a South African pastoral system. Ecology and Society 21, 35 DOI: 10.5751/ES-08737-210335

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Mudongo, E.I., Fynn, R.W. and Bonyongo, M.C. Role of herbivore impact and subsequent timing and extent of recovery periods in rangelands. Rangeland Ecology & Management 69, 327-333 DOI: 10.1016/j.rama.2016.04.003

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Sennhenn, A., J.J.O. Ohdiambo, B.L. Maass and A.M. Whitbread. Considering effects of temperature and photoperiod on growth and development of Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet in the search of short-season accessions for smallholder farming systems. Experimental Agriculture 1-21 DOI: 10.1017/S0014479716000429

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Müller, B., J. Schulze, D. Kreuer, A. Linstädter, and K. Frank. How to avoid unsustainable side effects of managing climate risk in drylands - The supplementary feeding controversy. Agricultural Systems 139, 153-165 DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.07.001

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