Recently added

UPSpace: Recent submissions

  • Moghimi, M.A.; Craig, K.J. (Kenneth); Meyer, Josua P. (Elsevier, 2017-09)
    Increasing the efficiency of concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies by means of optimisation tools is one of the current topics of solar thermal researchers. Of these technologies, Linear Fresnel collectors (LFCs) ...
  • Rohwer, Egmont Richard; Potgieter H.; Bekker R.; Beigley J. (Elsevier, 2017-08)
    Heavy petroleum fractions are produced during crude and synthetic crude oil refining processes and they need to be upgraded to useable products to increase their market value. Usually these fractions are upgraded to fuel ...
  • Jose, Arun Cyril; Malekian, Reza (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017-07)
    This paper explains various security issues in the existing home automation systems and proposes the use of logic-based security algorithms to improve home security. This paper classifies natural access points to a home ...
  • Mangwiro, Nobert; Ganswindt, Andre; Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Anatomy and Physiology; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Domestic pigs are subjected to farm management procedures, some of which might be perceived as causing stress and therefore may have welfare concerns. When confronted with a stressor, animals display a response that consists ...
  • Mahlobo, Bongiwe P.; Mokoena, F.; Matjila, P.T. (Paul Tshepo); Sibeko-Matjila, K.P. (Kgomotso Penelope); University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Life and Consumer Sciences (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Cattle theileriosis is infamous for hampering the economic development of south, central and east African countries due to exorbitant numbers of cattle mortalities. The disease is caused by Theileria parva, an important ...
  • Stallmann, Christoph F.; Engelbrecht, Andries P. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017-06)
    Gramophone records were the main recording medium for more than seven decades and regained widespread popularity over the past several years. Being an analog storage medium, gramophone records are subject to distortions ...
  • Gravett, W.H. (Routledge, 2017)
    This article engages with the recent scholarship of Mark Mazower and Jeanne Morefield regarding the South African and Commonwealth statesman Jan Christian Smuts (1870–1950), and in particular with their contention that ...
  • Wingfield, Michael J.; Barnes, Irene; Janoušek, Josef; Marmolejo Monsivais, José G.; Jankovský, Libor; Stauffer, Christian; Konečný, Adam (American Phytopathological Society, 2016-11)
    Lecanosticta acicola is a heterothallic ascomycete that causes brown spot needle blight on native and nonnative Pinus spp. in many regions of the world. In this study we investigated the origin of European L. acicola ...
  • Bester, Marina; Schonfeldt, H.C. (Hettie Carina); Pretorius, Beulah; Hall, Nicolette Gibson (Elsevier, 2017-05)
    This article reports on the nutritional content of raw and cooked A2 lamb and C2 mutton tongues, intestines, stomachs, spleens, lungs, kidneys and livers and the potential contribution of these products to better, affordable, ...
  • Asefa, Addisu; Davies, Andrew Byron; McKechnie, Andrew E.; Van Rensburg, Berndt J.; Kinahan Anouska A. (American Ornithological Society, 2017-06)
    The Afromontane forests of Ethiopia are global biodiversity hotspots, known for their high biological diversity and endemism. However, conservation of these areas is challenging due to increasing human threats, including ...
  • McLean, Joanne Leslie; Lobetti, R.G. (Remo Giuseppe); Thompson, P.N. (Peter N.); Schoeman, Johan P.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept of Companion Animal Clinical Studies; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; Bryanston Veterinary Hospital (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Feline hyperthyroidism is a disease of middle-aged to older cats that has shown a marked increase in worldwide incidence within the last three decades as well as a marked geographic variation in prevalence. The exact ...
  • Kolo, Francis Babaman; Conan, Anne; Henning, Alischa; Clift, Sarah; Knobel, Darryn Leslie; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Production Animal Studies; Ross University. School of Veterinary Medicine (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2016-08-25)
    Canine rabies can be successfully controlled in dogs through mass vaccination. In populations of free-roaming dogs in resource-limited settings, the maintenance of herd immunity through vaccination is challenged by the ...
  • Visagie, I.J.H. (Jaco); Allison, J.S.; Santana, L.; Smit, N. (Springer, 2017-05)
    The exponential distribution is a popular model both in practice and in theoretical work. As a result, a multitude of tests based on varied characterisations have been developed for testing the hypothesis that observed ...
  • Louw, Marlene; Davids, Patricia (Tracey); Scheltema, Nico (Routledge, 2017-06)
    It is agreed that agriculture provides avenues for impoverished households to produce and trade their way out of poverty. However, this requires market access and value chain integration of small-scale farmers. This paper ...
  • Van der Merwe, Andries Petrus (University of Pretoria, 1940)
    No abstract available
  • Broere, Izak; Matsoha, Moroli David Vusi (Wiley, 2017-06)
    Please read abstract in the article.
  • Kruger, Andries C.; Cerveny Randall S.; Bessemoulin, Pierre; Burt, Christopher C.; Cooper, Mary Ann; Cunjie, Zhang; Dewan, Ashraf; Finch, Jonathan; Holle, Ronald L.; Kalkstein, Laurence; Lee, Tsz-Cheung; Martinez, Rodney; Mohapatra, M.; Pattanaik, D.R.; Peterson, Thomas C.; Sheridan, Scott; Trewin, Blair; Tait, Andrew; Abdel Wahab, M.M. (American Meteorological Society, 2017-07)
    A World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Commission for Climatology international panel was convened to examine and assess the available evidence associated with five weather-related mortality extremes: 1) lightning ...
  • Osorio, J. Alexander; Crous, Casparus J.; Wingfield, Michael J.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Roux, Jolanda (Oxford University Press, 2017-05)
    Mangroves are critically important components of coastal ecosystems. However, their survival is globally threatened, mostly due to impacts resulting from human activities. Reports of mangrove deaths associated with pathogens ...
  • Van der Walt, Jacobus (University of Pretoria, 2017)
    Farms are highly heterogeneous and never identical. No two farms are ever alike in terms of (1) the basic resources, land, labour, or capital that are available, (2) the way these resources or factors of production are ...
  • Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; McCrory, Paul; Meeuwisse, Willem; Dvorak, Jiri; Aubry, Mark; Bailes, Julian; Broglio, Steven; Cantu, Robert C.; Cassidy, David; Echemendia, Ruben J.; Castellani, Rudy J.; Davis, Gavin A.; Ellenbogen, Richard; Emery, Carolyn; Engebretsen, Lars; Feddermann-Demont, Nina; Giza, Christopher C.; Guskiewicz, Kevin M.; Herring, Stanley; Iverson, Grant L.; Johnston, Karen M.; Kissick, James; Kutcher, Jeffrey S.; Leddy, John J.; Maddocks, David; Makdissi, Michael; Manley, Geoff T.; McCrea, Michael; Meehan, William P.; Nagahiro, Shinji; Putukian, Margot; Schneider, Kathryn J.; Sills, Allen; Tator, Charles H.; Turner, Michael; Vos, Pieter E. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2017-06)
    The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the previous statements1–4 and to develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC) ...