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Iain J. Gordon

215 shared publications

Information and Computational Sciences, James Hutton Institute (JHI), Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Anthony J. Mills

43 shared publications

Department of Soil Science, Stellenbosch University, Matieland 7602, South Africa Postal address: 9 Mohr Road, Tokai, 7945, South Africa

Martin De Wit

24 shared publications

Stellenbosch University

S. E. Drimie

13 shared publications

Division of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, PO Box 241, CAPE TOWN, 8000, South Africa

Sean O’Donoghue

9 shared publications

Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, South Africa; s

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Benefits and costs analysis of soil erosion control using rock pack structures: The case of Mutale Local Municipality, L... T. Morokong, J.N. Blignaut Published: 01 April 2019
Land Use Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.02.010
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Value Chain-Induced Constraints Limiting Scale of Conservation Agriculture in South Africa Wolfgang Johann Von Loeper, Scott Drimie, James Blignaut Published: 22 March 2019
Agricultural Economics [Working Title], doi: 10.5772/intechopen.84499
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BOOK-CHAPTER 2 Reads 0 Citations THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF ELEPHANTS James Blignaut, Martin De Wit, Jon Barnes Published: 29 August 2018
Elephant management, doi: 10.18772/22008034792.21
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations The Struggles of Smallholder Farmers: A Cause of Modern Agricultural Value Chains in South Africa Wolfgang Johann Von Loeper, Scott Drimie, James Blignaut Published: 26 April 2018
Agricultural Value Chain, doi: 10.5772/intechopen.75710
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Article 5 Reads 19 Citations Conceptual Frameworks and References for Landscape-scale Restoration: Reflecting Back and Looking Forward , James Aronson, James N. Blignaut Published: 11 August 2017
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, doi: 10.3417/2017003
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Prescribing Innovation within a Large-Scale Restoration Programme in Degraded Subtropical Thicket in South Africa Anthony J. Mills, Marius Vyver, Iain J. Gordon, Anand Patwar... Published: 24 November 2015
Forests, doi: 10.3390/f6114328
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Commonly cited requirements for bridging the “science‑practice divide” between practitioners and scientists include: political support, communication and experimentation. The Subtropical Thicket Restoration Programme was established in 2004 to catalyse investment in large-scale restoration of degraded subtropical thicket in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Political support has been strong, with the South African government investing more than US$8 million into the programme. Communication occurred regularly among a wide range of stakeholders, and a restoration experiment—comprising 12 treatments and ~300 plots—was established over an area of ~75,000 km². Despite this support, communication and experimentation, many pitfalls were encountered. For example, one restoration protocol became entrenched in the programme’s public as well as private sector operations without continual scrutiny of its efficacy. This was largely because results from the large-scale restoration experiment only emerged a decade after its conceptualization. As the programme enters its second decade there is recognition that a full range of “intelligent tinkering”—from small, rapid experiments to large, long-term experiments—needs to be planned and prescribed. The new working hypothesis is that prescribed innovation will reduce costs of restoration, increase survivorship of plants, increase income streams from restored landscapes, and promote new financing mechanisms for restoration.