Table 1. Main themes of the urban ecology papers focusing on Cape Town

Conservation Management
Biodiversity Control measures
Biodiversity hotspot, threats, systematic conservation planning – Holmes et al. 2012. Fire in the Table Mountain National Park (World Heritage Site) – Van Wilgen et al. 2012.
Threats of urbanization to biodiversity: harvesting for informal trades – Petersen et al. 2012. Alien invasive plant control in the Table Mountain National Park (World Heritage Site) – Van Wilgen 2012.
Threat of biotic homogenization: sensitivity of an important pollinator – Pauw and Louw 2012.
 
Ecosystem services Human-nature divide
Shifting of important ecosystem services over time: historical development – Anderson and O’Farrell 2012. Co-management: unique vegetation types on the city fringes (Cape Flats) – Graham and Ernstson 2012.
Rapid ecosystem service assessment based on transformation of vegetation cover – O’Farrell et al. 2012. Conflict management: baboons in the Cape Peninsula – Hoffman and O’Riain 2012.