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Table 1 Fifteen forest patches of the sampling sites within D’MOSS and their details on geographic and management authority of each. EKZNW stands for Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife, PO for privately owned and EM for eThekwini Municipality

From: Invasive alien plant species, fragmentation and scale effects on urban forest community composition in Durban, South Africa

Forest patch Patch codes Forest type Management agency Patch size (ha) Connectivity index Landscape index1 (793757) Average elevation (m asl)
Springside Spri Scarp EM 21.1 38,046 Very low 584.0
Krantzkloof Kra Scarp EKZNW 658.1 2,928,636 Very high 455.7
Iphithi Ipit Scarp PO 9.5 11,433 Very low 545.3
Bluff Golf Estate Bluf Coastal PO 68.5 7240 Very low 21.5
Buffelsdraai Buf Coastal EM 787 3,573,938 Very high 252.2
Burman Bush Bur Coastal EM 51.2 248,445 Low 47.3
New Germany New Coastal EM 104.5 608,476 Average 358.5
Palmiet Palm Coastal EM 63.5 206,754 Low 153.4
Paradise Valley Para Coastal EM 153.5 533,837 Average 228.0
Pigeon Valley Pig Coastal EM 13.9 79,324 Very low 84.3
Roosfontein Ros Coastal EM 215.6 1,682,652 Very high 158.0
Virginia Bush Vig Coastal EM 49.8 208,275 Low 83.8
Umhlanga Lagoon Lag Coastal EKZNW 30.9 137,533 Low 16.0
North Park Nor Coastal EKZNW 48.9 330,616 Low 158.3
Stainbank StaB Coastal EKZNW 224.2 524,635 Average 80.5
  1. Low range 200000-300000
  2. High range 600000-800000
  3. Landscape index¹ (793757) is used to determine if forest patch has a low connectivity or high connectivity