2016 Fynbos Forum
Theme: Survivor Fynbos
2016 Fynbos Forum
2016 Fynbos Forum Presentations - Seven Sessions
Session 1: Paleoscapes
Keynote address: Richard Cowling: What environment conditions were associated with the emergence of modern humans on the Cape South Coast?
Karen Esler, Alastair Potts, Guy Midgley & Richard Cowling: Resource-scapes, what, why, when and how?
Alastair Potts: Reconstructing the vegetation of the Cape paleolandscape using correlative and mechanistic models
Elzanne Singels, Karen Esler & J Parkington: Underground storage organs in time and space.
Susan Botha, Richard Cowling, Alastair Potts, Karen Esler & Jan de Vynck: The foraging potential of edible plants foods in the Southern Cape
Zintle Faltein: How might CO2 levels change the resource-scape picture? An assessment of geophyte growth at sub-atmospheric CO2 concentrations.
Jan de Vynck, K Hill, R Anderson, Richard Cowling & Curtis Marean: Productive and resilient intertidal marine resources available to human foragers on the South Coast of South Africa
Leesha Richardson: Marine bird exploitation: A key factor in better understanding foraging and mobility patterns of Later Stone Age people on the Mossel Bay coast.
Session 2: People and Nature
Yvette van Wijk, Renee Rust, Madelon Tusenius, Cynthia Larbey & Sarah Wurz: The relationship between place, plants and people in the Klasies River area on the Tsitsikamma Coast, South Africa
Roger Bailey, K O’Grady, B Botha & P Vermaak: Big Support for small fynbos suppliers – protecting fynbos and livelihoods through a new approach
Rhoda Malgas, D Comley, B Jilisen, M Rafferty & S Jacobs: The Honeybush Knowledge Partnership: co-creation of knowledge through farmer-led research
Nicolas Galuszynski, Alastair Potts & Richard Cowling: Honeybush cultivation, a potential ecological trap?
Leif Petersen & Neville van Schalkwyk: Making All Voices Count – Stories of wild herb collectors in Cape Town
Boitshekwane Kgantsi: Cultural ecosystem services of the Diep River Corridor: Community perceptions of the ecosystem service
The Fynbos Forum of the future – what does it need to deliver? - The Fynbos Forum Committee
Session 3: Conservation priorities, Global chnage and Future directions
Brian van Wilgen: Ecological research and conservation management in the Cape Floristic Region between 1945 and 2015: History, current understanding and future challenges
Nicky Allsopp, Karen Esler & Jasper Slingsby: Towards 100 priority questions for biodiversity conservation in the fynbos region
Glenn R Moncrieff, Jasper Slingsby, Alastair J Potts & Adam M Wilson: Real-time identification of land transformation and degradation in the Fynbos and thicket biomes from remotely-sensed vegetation activity.
Nasiphi Ntshanga, Serban Proches & Jasper Slingsby: Are Cape lowland vegetation fragments doomed for climatic extinction?
Jeremy Shelton, Tumisho Ngobela, Bruce Paxton, Dean Impson, Karen Esler, Olaf Weyl & Helen Dallas: Vulnerability of fynbos fishes to climate change and other human impacts
Jasper Slingsby, Cory Merow, Matt Aiello-Lammens, Stuart Hall, Hayley Kilroy, Ross Turner, Adam Wilson & John A Silander Jr: Intensifying postfire weather extremes and invasion history drive directional diversity loss in a Mediterranean-type crown-fire ecosystem
Annabelle Rogers, Glenn Moncrieff, Jasper Slingsby, Edmund C February: Forest expansion in relation to urbanization and changing fire vulnerability on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa
Tessa Oliver: Disaster Risk Reduction in the face of a changing climate- The GEF Fynbos Fire Project