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Determining the relationship between invasive alien species density anda country's socio-economic status
(Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2010-04)
We explored the relationships between various socio-economic variables and the prevalence and density of invasive alien species (IAS) on a global scale using country-level data sets. We did this by testing the hypothesis ...
Ecophysiological traits associated with the competitive ability of invasive Australian acacias
Aim: We explored morphological and ecophysiological traits that enable invasive Australian acacias to compete with native species for resources (light, water and nutrients) necessary to support the substantial growth ...
Identifying challenges to building an evidence base for restoration practice
Global acknowledgement of ecological restoration, as an important tool to complement conservation efforts, requires an effort to increase the effectiveness of restoration interventions. Evidence-based practice is purported ...
The use of fynbos fragments by birds : stepping-stone habitats and resource refugia
(AOSIS Publishing, 2016-03)
Fynbos habitats are threatened by fragmentation through land use and anthropogenic changes in fire regimes, leading to a loss of suitable habitat for birds. We investigated the response of fynbos-typical avifauna to ...
A landscape-scale assessment of the long-term integrated control of an invasive shrub in South Africa
The control of invasive alien plants often involves the integration two or more approaches, including mechanical clearing, the application of herbicides, burning, and biological control. More than one species of invasive ...