Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums

Some aspects of the ethology of Dasyproctus westermanni ( Dahlbom ) ( Hymenoptera : Sphecidae : Crabroninae ) in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa . Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums ( Natural History ) 13 : 95-106 .




Category: Natural history


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The Karoo

Some aspects ofthe ethology of Dasyproctus westermanni (Dahlbom) (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Crabroninae) in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums (Natural History), 13, 95–106.

Author: W. Richard J. Dean

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139429159

Category: Nature


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The succulent and Nama-karoo form part of the arid south-western zone of Africa, a vast region of rugged landscapes and low treeless vegetation. Studies of this unique biome have yielded fascinating insights into the ecology of its flora and fauna. This book, originally published in 1999, is the first to synthesise these studies, presenting information on biogeographic patterns and life processes, form and function of animals and plants, foraging ecology, landscape-level dynamics and anthropogenic influences. Detailed analyses of the factors distinguishing the biota of the Karoo from that of other temperate deserts are given and generalisations about semi-arid ecosystems challenged. The ideas expounded, the ecological principles reviewed, and the results presented are relevant to all those working in the extensive arid and semi-arid regions of the world.

The Sand Wasps

Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums, Natural History 14: 1–80. ——— 1986. Three new species of southern African Bembix, a new synonymy, and biological notes on other species of the genus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Nyssoninae).

Author: Howard Ensign EVANS

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036611

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Howard Evans was a brilliant ethologist and systematist, describing over 900 species in over a dozen entomology and natural history books. Upon his death in 2002, he left behind an unfinished manuscript, intended as an update of his classic 1966 work, The Comparative Ethology and Evolution of the Sand Wasps. O'Neill, Evans's former student and coauthor, has completed and enlarged this work into a tribe-by-tribe, species-by-species review of Bembicinae studies from the last four decades.

Inland Waters of Southern Africa An Ecological Perspective

Journal of the Limnological Society of southern Africa 9: 134–140. Scott, K.M.F., 1955. Some new caddis flies (Trichoptera) from the Western Cape Province – I. Annals of the South African Museum 41: 367–380. Scott, K.M.F., 1958a.

Author: B.R. Allanson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400923821

Category: Science

Page: 458

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Limnology - the study of inland waters - had its genesis in Europe about the turn of the century. The studies of Fore1 on Lake Geneva were of seminal value at this time. It prospered under the early guidance of Thienemann, Naumann and Wesenberg-Lund in Europe and, soon transplanted, of Birge and Juday in North America (to name just a few early spirits). Now, liminology is a respectable scientific discipline taught at many universities, and limnologists are recognized as important contributors to our understanding of how this fragile spaceship functions. All this acknowledged, it must also be acknowledged that limnology is not yet a globally comprehensive science. To be sure, much is known about globally applicable processes, and the structural elements of aquatic ecosystems worldwide, but limnological emphases, interests and concerns remain essentially European and North American in balance. Much is known about lakes and rivers in less than one fifth of the world's land area (northern temperature regions); rather little is known about inland waters elsewhere.

A Fossil History of Southern African Land Mammals

Salisbury: National Museums and Monuments, 147–148. ... Fairview Rockshelter: a contribution to the prehistory of the eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums (Human Sciences), 1, 82–86.

Author: D. Margaret Avery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108480888

Category: Science

Page: 324

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A comprehensive reference on the taxonomy and distribution in time and space of all currently recognized southern African fossil mammals. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.