Rangeland Ecology and Management
The research aims to inform academics, ecosystem managers and policy makers of science-based information and promote sustainable rangeland use and management. The research group is deeply rooted in ecology providing understanding of ecological restoration, the effects of soil, animal grazing/browsing, fire and climate change on plants.
- Improve knowledge on plant-herbivore interactions.
- Holistic grazing and habitat restoration.
- Herbivore population dynamics and their regulating mechanisms in small game ranches.
- Plant response to herbivores – focusing on both domestic and wild herbivores
- The use of holistic grazing in the restoration of overgrazed communities
- Investigating potential drivers regulating key medium-size herbivore populations in a game ranch.
Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife, CIRAD, CNRS, DR & SS, ICRISAT,
- Sebata A & Ndlovu L.R. 2015. Within-plant variation in defences in response to simulated herbivory in a semi-arid southern African savannah. African Journal of Ecology.
- Choeni H & Sebata A. 2014. Interspecific variation in the resprouting responses of Acacia species following simulated herbivory in a semi-arid southern African savannah. African Journal of Ecology.
- Chinho T, Zisadza-Gandiwa P, Sebata A, Mashapa C, Gandiwa E. 2015. Habitat suitability assessment for the common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) along major perennial rivers in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Conference paper.