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An assessment of the information content of South African alien species databases
National alien species databases indicate the state of a country’s biodiversity and provide useful data for research on invasion biology and the management of invasions. In South Africa there are several different published ...
Native range size and growth form in Cactaceae predict invasiveness and impact
Many recent studies in invasion science have identified species traits that determine either invasiveness or impact. Such analyses underpin risk assessments and attempts to prioritise management actions. However, the factors ...
The balance of trade in alien species between South Africa and the rest of Africa
(AOSIS Publishing, 2017)
Background: Alien organisms are not only introduced from one biogeographical region to another but also spread within regions. As South Africa shares land borders with six countries, multiple opportunities exist for the ...
Prioritising surveillance for alien organisms transported as stowaways on ships travelling to South Africa
(Public Library of Science, 2017-04-05)
The global shipping network facilitates the transportation and introduction of marine and terrestrial organisms to regions where they are not native, and some of these organisms become invasive. South Africa was used as a ...