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Conifers as invasive aliens: a global survey and predictive framework
We summarize information on naturalized and invasive conifers (class Pinopsida) worldwide (data from 40 countries, some with remote states/territories), and contrast these findings with patterns for other ymnosperms (classes ...
Plant invasion ecology - dispatches from the front line
(BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD, 2004-11-01)
This issue of Diversity and Distributions carries papers on a wide range of topics dealing with invasions of introduced plant species. The collection of articles did not arise from a conference or workshop, but grew from ...
Mapping the potential ranges of major plant invaders in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland using climatic suitability
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2004-11-01)
Most national or regional initiatives aimed at managing biological invasions lack objective protocols for prioritizing invasive species and areas based on likely future dimensions of spread. South Africa has one of the ...
The effects of past management practices for invasive alien plant control on subsequent recovery of fynbos on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa
Integrated control aimed at reducing impacts of alien woody plant invasions on biodiversity is underway in many parts of the Cape Floristic Region. However, the kinds of control measures applied may themselves affect the ...
A reference framework for the restoration of riparian vegetation in the Western Cape, South Africa, degraded by invasive Australian Acacias
Riparian vegetation, which normally differs structurally and compositionally from surrounding vegetation, has been degraded in many parts of the fynbos biome by several species of invasive Australian Acacia. Systematic ...
Breeding systems of invasive alien plants
According to Baker’s Rule, plant species capable of uniparental reproduction are more likely to be successful colonists than are self-incompatible or dioecious species. Controlled pollination experiments carried out on 17 ...
Reconstructing 50 years of Opuntia stricta invasion in the Kruger National Park, South Africa: environmental determinants and propagule pressure
Many factors influence the spread dynamics and distribution of invasive alien organisms. Despite progress in unravelling the determinants of invasiveness and invasibility, robust, spatially-explicit predictive models for ...
Hemispheric asymmetries in biodiversity - A serious matter for ecology
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2004-11)
Effects of alien plant management and fire on soil seed banks and regeneration in the Cape Peninsula National Park, South Africa
The regeneration of alien and indigenous vegetation in various post-fire environments, following the extensive January 2000 wildfires on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa, is described. The effects of dry season wildfire burning ...