The following peer-reviewed articles, theses, conference proceedings, popular articles and unpublished reports have either been submitted or published since the project was initiated in October 1997.
1. Allsopp, N. 1999. Effects of grazing and cultivation on soil patterns and processes in Namaqualand. Plant Ecology 142 (1-2).
2. Carrick, P. 1998. Grazing and competition mediated community dynamics in the central succulent Karoo, South Africa. Unpublished first year report, Department of Botany, Cambridge University, Cambridge. 24 pp.
3. Hoffman, M.T., Cousins, B., Meyer, T., Petersen, A. & Hendricks, H. 1999. Historical and contemporary agricultural landuse and the desertification of the Karoo. In: Dean, W.R.J. & Milton, S. (eds). The Karoo: Ecological Pattern and Process. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Pp. 257-273.
4. Joubert, D.F. 1998. Small mammal and bird community structure in commercial and communal rangelands in a semi-arid shrubland in Namaqualand, South Africa. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. 39 pp.
5. Joubert, D.F. & Ryan, P.J. 2000. Differences in mammal and bird assemblages between commercial and communal rangelands in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments 43 (In press).
6. Moinde, N.N. 1998. The effects of Galenia africana on dominant perennial plant species in Namaqualand, South Africa. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. 31 pp.
7. R.G. Wyn Jones, E.M. Young, M.T. Hoffman, L. Magole, A. Petersen, J. Arntzen, M. Majoro. Global Change and Subsistence Rangelands in Southern Africa: An outline of a European Union funded project. Proceedings of conference "Policy-making for the sustainable use of southern African communal rangelands" held at the University of Fort Hare, 6-9 July 1998.
8. Rohde, R., Cousins, B. & Hoffman, M.T. 1999. Experiments in expanding the commons - Comparisons from Namibia and South Africa. Proceedings of International Symposium on Property Rights, Risk and Livestock Development held at Feldafing, Germany, 27 September to 1 October 1998.
9. Rohde, R., Cousins, B. & Hoffman, M.T. 1999. Experimenting with the commons: A comparative history of the effects of land policy on pastoralism in two former 'reserves' in Namibia and South Africa. Occasional Paper No. 12: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies, School of Government, University of the Western Cape. Pp. 1-32.
10. Seymour, C. 1998. Different grazing intensities in arid rangelands: effects on invertebrates on a communal farm in the succulent karoo, South Africa. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. 36 pp.
11. Seymour, C.L. & Dean W.R.J. 2000. Effects of heavy grazing on invertebrate assemblages in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments 43 (In press).
12. Todd, S.W. 2000. Patterns of seed production and shrub association in two palatable Karoo shrub species under contrasting land use intensities. African Journal of Range and Forage Science (In press).
13. Todd, S.W. & Hoffman, M.T. 1999. A fence-line contrast reveals effects of heavy grazing on plant diversity and community composition in Namaqualand, South Africa. Plant Ecology.142 (1-2): 169-178.
14. Todd, S.W. & Hoffman, M.T. 1998. Communal rangelands in semi-arid South Africa. Veld & Flora 84(3): 82. September 1998.
15. Todd, S.W. & Hoffman, M.T. 1998. Fence in and nowhere to go. Veld & Flora 84(3): 84-85. September 1998.
16. Todd, S.W. & Hoffman, M.T. (In press). Correlates of stocking rate and overgrazing in the Leliefontein Communal Reserve, central Namaqualand. African Journal of Range and Forage Science.
17. Todd, S.W., Seymour, C., Joubert, D.F., & Hoffman, M.T. 1998. Communal Rangelands and Biodiversity: Insights from Paulshoek, Namaqualand. Proceedings of conference "Policy-making for the sustainable use of southern African communal rangelands" held at the University of Fort Hare, 6-9 July 1998.
18. Todd, S.W., Seymour, C.L., Joubert, D.F. & Hoffman, M.T. 2000. Impacts of livestock grazing in the semi-arid Succulent Karoo, South Africa: Effects on plant, invertebrate, small mammal and bird species richness and community structure. Conservation Biology. (Submitted October 1999).
Besides the publications listed above, the Paulshoek study also features prominently in a 30 minute video entitled "Season of hope" produced by Lawrence Dworkin. This video was commissioned by South Africa's National Action Programme to Combat Desertification (NAPCD) and was shown at the national launch of the NAPCD on 17 June 1998, in Pretoria.
The contents for the desertification pages of this site was provided by Simon Todd & Timm Hoffman.