2023 - Research.com Ecology and Evolution in South Africa Leader Award
2022 - Research.com Ecology and Evolution in South Africa Leader Award
2012 - Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA)
2008 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa
Richard M. Cowling mainly focuses on Ecology, Biodiversity, Environmental resource management, Habitat and Species diversity. His Endemism, Shrubland, Biome, Species richness and Global biodiversity study are his primary interests in Ecology. His research integrates issues of Protected area, Ecology, Freshwater ecosystem and Native plant in his study of Biodiversity.
His Environmental resource management study combines topics in areas such as Ecosystem management, Land use, Conservation Plan, Stakeholder and Conservation biology. His Habitat study incorporates themes from Floristics, Urbanization, Phytogeography and Spanish Civil War. Richard M. Cowling has included themes like Cape, Rare species and Extinction in his Species diversity study.
Richard M. Cowling mostly deals with Ecology, Biodiversity, Environmental resource management, Cape and Thicket. His study involves Biome, Species richness, Vegetation, Endemism and Habitat, a branch of Ecology. His Biodiversity research includes elements of Agroforestry, Ecosystem, Threatened species and Environmental planning.
He interconnects Conservation planning, Land use, Land-use planning and Ecosystem services in the investigation of issues within Environmental resource management. The study incorporates disciplines such as Floristics, Flora and Pleistocene in addition to Cape. He has researched Thicket in several fields, including Subtropics, Canopy, Arid and Shrub.
Ecology, Cape, Thicket, Pleistocene and Biome are his primary areas of study. His Ecology and Species richness, Biodiversity, Range, Ecosystem and Shrubland investigations all form part of his Ecology research activities. His Species richness research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Mediterranean climate, Mediterranean Basin, Endemism and Species diversity.
His Environmental resource management research extends to the thematically linked field of Biodiversity. His Cape research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Floristics, Paleontology, Foraging and Flora. His Thicket research incorporates themes from Subtropics, Canopy, Seed dispersal and Arid.
His primary areas of study are Ecology, Cape, Floristics, Thicket and Pleistocene. His Species richness, Mediterranean climate, Biodiversity, Shrubland and Ecosystem investigations are all subjects of Ecology research. The various areas that Richard M. Cowling examines in his Species richness study include Endemism, Species diversity and Mediterranean Basin.
He combines topics linked to Plant community with his work on Biodiversity. His Thicket research incorporates elements of Arid, Subtropics and Biome. His Pleistocene study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Habitat, Coastal plain, δ13C, Physical geography and Last Glacial Maximum.
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Effectiveness of the global protected area network in representing species diversity
Conservation planning in a changing world
Plant diversity in mediterranean-climate regions.
Richard M. Cowling;Philip W. Rundel;Byron B. Lamont;Mary Kalin Arroyo.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (1996)
Preserving the evolutionary potential of floras in biodiversity hotspots
Knowing But Not Doing: Selecting Priority Conservation Areas and the Research-Implementation Gap
Andrew T. Knight;Richard M. Cowling;Mathieu Rouget;Andrew Balmford.
An operational model for mainstreaming ecosystem services for implementation
Richard M Cowling;Benis Egoh;Andrew T Knight;Patrick J O'Farrell.
Vegetation of southern Africa
The ecology of fynbos: nutrients, fire and diversity.
The ecology of fynbos: nutrients, fire and diversity. (1992)
One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity
W.J. Sutherland;W.M. Adams;R.B. Aronson;R. Aveling.
Conservation Biology (2009)
A conservation plan for a global biodiversity hotspot— the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa
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