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A preliminary report on the dynamics of the vegetation of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park

N van Rooyen, D. J van Rensburg, G. K Theron, J Du P Bothma
Koedoe | Supplement | a570 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v27i2.570 | © 1984 N van Rooyen, D. J van Rensburg, G. K Theron, J Du P Bothma | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 December 1984 | Published: 01 December 1984

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N van Rooyen, University of Pretoria, South Africa
D. J van Rensburg, National Parks Board of Trustees, South Africa
G. K Theron, University of Pretoria, South Africa
J Du P Bothma, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Different methods were used intermittently to monitor the changes in the floristic composition, basal cover and density of the herbaceous and woody vegetation over a seven year period in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. Periods of drought and the variability of rainfall appear to have a significant influence in the short term on herbaceous species, while there was not much variation in the woody species composition or density.

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