Tineke Kraaij

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School of Natural Resource Management
Nelson Mandela University
Private Bag X6531
George, 6530, South Africa

Publications in Fire Ecology

Growth-Form Responses to Fire in Nama-Karoo Escarpment Grassland, South Africa
Pages: 85-94
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.130308594

Fire is a rare phenomenon in the semi-arid Nama-Karoo region of South Africa, but appears to have become more common in recent years, possibly as a result of climate change. The ecological effects of fire in this vegetation are poorly understood, but are likely to involve changes in structural composition, that of the shrub−grass ratio in particular. A fire burned an area of Karoo escarpment grassland (a mixture of shrubs and grasses) on the Nuweveld Mountains in October 2013.  [Read More]

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Characterizing a Poacher-Driven Fire Regime in Low-Nutrient Coastal Grasslands of Pondoland, South Africa
Pages: 1-16
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.14010106

Understanding fire regimes in the coastal region of the Pondoland center of plant endemism, (Eastern Cape, South Africa) is of critical importance, especially in areas where anthropogenic ignitions influence the fire regime. We characterized the fire regime (2007 to 2016) of Mkambati Nature Reserve (9200 ha) in terms of fire season, seasonality of fire-prone weather conditions, fire return interval (FRI), and influence of poaching-related ignitions. Fires were concentrated in winter when monthly fire danger weather index was highest.  [Read More]

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