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Human usage in the native range may determine future genetic structure of an invasion : insights from Acacia pycnantha
(BioMed Central, 2013-10)
Background: The influence of introduction history and post-introduction dynamics on genetic diversity and structure has been a major research focus in invasion biology. However, genetic diversity and structure in the invasive ...
Increasing functional modularity with residence time in the co-distribution of native and introduced vascular plants
(Nature Publishing Group, 2013-09)
Species gain membership of regional assemblages by passing through multiple ecological and environmental filters. To capture the potential trajectory of structural changes in regional meta-communities driven by biological ...
Different traits determine introduction, naturalization and invasion success in woody plants : proteaceae as a test case
A major aim of invasion ecology is to identify characteristics of successful invaders. However, most plant groups studied in detail (e.g. pines and acacias) have a high percentage of invasive taxa. Here we examine the ...
Biofuels and biodiversity in South Africa
(ASSAF -- Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011-03)
The South African government, as part of its efforts to mitigate the effects of the ongoing energy crisis, has proposed that biofuels should form an important part of the country's energy supply. The contribution of liquid ...
Alien reptiles and amphibians in South Africa : towards a pragmatic management strategy
(Academy of Science of South Africa -ASSAf, 2008-02)
Biological invasions are a growing problem in South Africa. Many alien species have been introduced for various reasons and through multiple pathways over the past few centuries. Invasive alien reptiles and amphibians ...