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Reproductive biology of Australian acacias: important mediator of invasiveness?
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011)
Aim Reproductive traits are important mediators of establishment and spread of introduced species, both directly and through interactions with other life-history traits and extrinsic factors. We identify features of the ...
Ecological impacts of alien species: Quantification, scope, caveats, and recommendations
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
Despite intensive research during the past decade on the effects of alien species, invasion science still lacks the capacity to accurately predict the impacts of those species and, therefore, to provide timely advice to ...
Socio-economic impact classification of alien taxa (SEICAT)
(British Ecological Society, 2018)
1. Many alien taxa are known to cause socio-economic impacts by affecting the different constituents of human well-being (security; material and non-material assets; health; social, spiritual and cultural relations; freedom ...
A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species
(Elsevier Ltd., 2018)
Alien species can have major ecological and socioeconomic impacts in their novel ranges and so effective management actions are needed. However, management can be contentious and create conflicts, especially when stakeholders ...
Elucidating the native sources of an invasive tree species, Acacia pycnantha, reveals unexpected native range diversity and structure
(Oxford University Press, 2013)
† Background and Aims Understanding the introduction history of invasive plant species is important for their management and identifying effective host-specific biological control agents. However, uncertain taxonomy, intra- ...
Genetic diversity and structure of the globally invasive tree, Paraserianthes lophantha subspecies lophantha, suggest an introduction history characterised by varying propagule pressure
An emerging insight in invasion biology is that intra-specific genetic variation, human usage, and introduction histories interact to shape genetic diversity and its distribution in populations of invasive species. We ...
Biological invasions in the Cape Floristic Region: history, current patterns, impacts, and management challenges
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
The Cape Floristic Region (CFR) is the most invaded terrestrial area in South Africa in terms of: the conspicuous prominence of (mainly woody) invasive plants (Fig 12.1, Plate 12) (Henderson 2007); the area invaded as ...
Delayed biodiversity change: no time to waste
(Elsevier Ltd., 2015)
Delayed biodiversity responses to environmental forcing mean that rates of contemporary biodiversity changes are underestimated, yet these delays are rarely addressed in conservation policies. Here, we identify mechanisms ...
Adaptive evolution in invasive species
(Elsevier Ltd., 2008)
Many emerging invasive species display evidence of rapid adaptation. Contemporary genetic studies demonstrate that adaptation to novel environments can occur within 20 generations or less, indicating that evolutionary ...
ABSTRACT: Reporting on the state of plant invasions in South Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 2017)