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A visual assessment of vegetation structure for the Kruger National Park

A.C. Kemp, K.S. Begg, G.A. Benn, P. Chadwick

Koedoe; Vol 40, No 2 (1997), 117-121. doi: 10.4102/koedoe.v40i2.277

Submitted: 06 August 1997
Published:  06 August 1997

Abstract

Vegetation structure was assessed visually for 1045 of the 1093 quadrats (2.5' x 2.5', ca 4 x 4 km) that cover the Kruger National Park. Vegetation categories recorded were-woody vegetation (broad-leaved, mopane, fine-leaved, mixed, riparian, treeless, scrub bushes and trees); ground cover (grass, grassless and open areas); and emergent large trees (baobab, live and dead). The results are available as grid maps or as files on the Internet. The categories were selected for their relevance to bird distribution but can be applied to other organisms.

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Author affiliations

A.C. Kemp, , South Africa
K.S. Begg, University of Cape Town, South Africa
G.A. Benn, University of Cape Town, South Africa
P. Chadwick, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Keywords

vegetation structure, Kruger National Park, vegetation mapping avian habitats, GIS.

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