A Socio-Ecological Observatory for Studying African Woodlands


When referencing SEOSAW, please cite as:

SEOSAW partnership. (2021). A network to understand the changing socio‐ecology of the southern African woodlands (SEOSAW): Challenges, benefits, and methods. Plants, People, Planet, 3(3), 249-267. doi: 10.1002/ppp3.10168.

Working Papers

Authors Title Year
Gotore, T., Archibald, S., Ryan, C. M. Predicting diameter at breast height from 0.3m diameter measurements in miombo woodlands 2022

Peer-reviewed Papers

Authors Title Publication Year
Mogonong, B., van der Merwe, H., Ramaswiela, T., Maluleke, A., Feig, G. Vegetation description around the savanna flux measurement site at Benfontein Nature Reserve, South Africa South African Journal of Botany 2023
Davies, R.W., Ryan, C.M., Harrison, R.D., Dexter, K.G., Ahrends, A., te Beest, M., Benitez, L., Brade, T.K., Carreiras, J.M.B., Druce, D.J., Fayolle, A., Finckh, M., Godlee, J.L., Gonclaves, F.M., Grundy, I.M., Hoche, T., Holdo, R.M., Makungwa, S., McNicol, I.M., Mograbi, P.J., Muchawona, A., Muhate, A., Muledi, J., Pritchard, R., Revermann, R., Ribeiro, N.S., Siampale, A., Staver, A.C., Syampungani, S., Williams, M., Swemmer, A.M., Edwards, D.P. Precipitation gradients drive high tree species turnover in the woodlands of eastern and southern Africa Ecography 2023
Godlee J. L., Ryan C. M., Bauman D., Bowers S. J., Carreiras J. M. B., Chisingui A. V., Cromsigt J. P. G. M., Druce D. J., Finckh M., Gonçalves F. M., Holdo R. M., Makungwa S., McNicol I. M., Mitchard E. T. A., Muchawona A., Revermann R., Ribeiro N. S., Siampale A., Syampungani S., Tchamba J. J., Tripathi H. G., Wallenfang J., te Beest M., Williams M., Dexter K. G. Structural diversity and tree density drives variation in the biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship of woodlands and savannas. New Phytologist 2021
Ribeiro N. S., Silva de Miranda P. L. S., Timberlake J. Biogeography and Ecology of Miombo Woodlands In: Ribeiro N. S., Katerere Y., Chirwa P. W., Grundy I. M. (eds) Miombo Woodlands in a Changing Environment: Securing the Resilience and Sustainability of People and Woodlands 2020
The SEOSAW Partnership A network to understand the changing socio‐ecology of the southern African woodlands (SEOSAW): Challenges, benefits, and methods Plants People Planet 2020
Aleman J. C., Fayolle A., Favier C., Staver A. C., Dexter K. G., Ryan C. M., Azihou A. F., Bauman D., te Beest M., Chidumayo E. N., Comiskey J. A., Cromsigt J. P. G. M., Dessard H., Doucet J.-L., Finckh M., Gillet J.-F., Gourlet-Fleury S., Hempson G. P., Holdo R. M., Kirunda B., Kouame F. N., Mahy G., Gonçalves F. M. P., McNicol I., Nieto Quintano P., Plumptre A. J., Pritchard R. C., Revermann R., Schmitt C. B., Swemmer A. M., Talila H., Woollen E., & Swaine M. D. Floristic evidence for alternative biome states in tropical Africa Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America 2020
Godlee J. L., Gonçalves F. M., Tchamba J. J., Chisingui A. V., Muledi J. I., Shutcha M. N., Ryan C. M., Brade T. K. & Dexter K. G. Diversity and structure of an arid woodland in southwest Angola, with comparison to the wider miombo ecoregion Diversity 2020
McNicol I. M., Ryan C. M. & Mitchard E. T. A. Carbon losses from deforestation and widespread degradation offset by extensive growth in African woodlands Nature Communications 2018
Nieto-Quintano P., Mitchard E. T. A, Odende R., Mouwembe M. A. B., Rayden T. & Ryan C. M. The mesic savannas of the Bateke Plateau: carbon stocks and floristic composition Biotropica 2018
Fayolle A., Swaine M. D., Aleman J., Azihou A. F., Bauman D., te Beest M., Chidumayo E. N., Cromsigt J. P. G. M., Dessard H., Finckh M., Gonçalves F. M. P., Gillet J., Gorel A., Hick A., Holdo R., Kirunda B., Mahy G., McNicol I., Ryan C. M., Revermann R., Plumptre A., Pritchard R., Nieto-Quintano P., Schmitt C. B., Seghieri J., Swemmer A. , Talila H. & Woollen E. A sharp floristic discontinuity revealed by the biogeographic regionalization of African savannas Journal of Biogeography 2018