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Inland water ecosystems in South Africa

R. G. Noble

Inland water ecosystems in South Africa

a review of research needs : a report of the Committee for Inland Water Ecosystems National Programme for Environmental Sciences

by R. G. Noble

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Published by Cooperative Scientific Programmes, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Freshwater ecology -- Research -- South Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementR.G. Noble and J. Hemens.
      SeriesSouth African national scientific programmes report ;, no. 34
      ContributionsHemens, J., National Programme for Environmental Sciences. Committee for Inland Water Ecosystems.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH195.S6 N59 1978
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 150 p. :
      Number of Pages150
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2986282M
      ISBN 100798814187
      LC Control Number84238804

      South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its coastline stretching more than 2, kilometres (1, miles) from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic (western) coast southwards around the tip of Africa and then northeast to the border with Mozambique on the Indian Ocean. The low-lying coastal zone is narrow for much of that distance, soon giving way .   The reddish-brown Kalahari Desert with its northwest-southeast-trending sand dunes and dry lakebeds stands out in this image of South Africa. Also distinguishable are the westward-flowing Orange River, south of the true desert; the cape ranges of folded mountains near the extreme southern point of South Africa; as well as Cape Town, the Cape of Good .

      The Department of Water Affairs in South Africa published Version of its Resource Directed Measures for Protection of Water Resources, which includes methods for determination of the water requirements of riverine ecosystems, wetland ecosystems, estuarine ecosystems and the groundwater component of these.   In South Africa, inland saline and brackish wetland vegetation is found mostly in large inland pans in the Karoo region, but extends towards the more mesic regions of the Highveld area as well. Additionally, there are a number of saline pans along the Limpopo river as well as on the coastal plains of the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

      Preface 1 Prologue 2 Water as a Substance 3 Rivers and Lakes - Their Distribution, Origins, and Forms 4 Water Economy 5 Light in Inland Waters 6 Fate of Heat 7 Water Movements 8 Structure and Productivity of Aquatic Ecosystems 9 Oxygen 10 Salinity of Inland Waters 11 The Inorganic Carbon Complex 12 The Nitrogen Cycle 13 The Phosphorus Cycle 14 Iron, Sulfer, and Silica . Marine ecosystems of South Africa 7 South Africa’s sectors 9 The status of inshore resources 10 The status of offshore resources 13 Biodiversity and ecosystems 18 Bycatch 22 The economics of fisheries 24 Seafood markets 26 Social considerations 30 Conclusion 34 ConTenTS.


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