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Consensual predictions of potential distributional areas for invasive species: a case study of Argentine ants in the Iberian Peninsula
(Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2009)
Invasive species are known to influence the structure and function of invaded ecological communities, and preventive measures appear to be the most efficient means of controlling these effects. However, management of ...
Searching for generality in the patterns of parasite abundance and distribution: Ectoparasites of a South African rodent, Rhabdomys pumilio
(Elsevier Publishers, 2009)
We studied abundance and distribution of seven ectoparasite species (fleas Chiastopsylla rossi and Dynopsyllus ellobius, a louse Polyplax arvicanthis, mites Androlaelaps fahrenholzi and Laelaps giganteus and two ticks ...
A Bayesian Solution to the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem
(Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2009)
The Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP) prevails in the analysis of spatially aggregated data and influences pattern recognition. It describes the sensitivity of the measurement of spatial phenomena to the size (the ...
From introduction to equilibrium: reconstructing the invasive pathways of the Argentine ant in a Mediterranean region
Determining the geographical range of invasive species is an important component of formulating effective management strategies. In the absence of detailed distributional data, species distribution models can provide ...
How does the spatial structure of habitat loss affect the eco-epidemic dynamics?
Habitat loss is considered as one of the primary causes of species extinction, especially for a species that also suffers from an epidemic disease. Little attention has been paid to the combined effect of habitat loss and ...
The effect of landscape heterogeneity on host–parasite dynamics
Environmental heterogeneity has been shown to have a profound effect on population dynamics and biological invasions, yet the effect of its spatial structure on the dynamics of disease invasion in a spatial host–parasite ...
Assessing the distribution of the Argentine ant using physiological data
(Elsevier Masson SAS, 2009)
To address the lack of physiological approaches in current models assessing the potential distribution of the Argentine ant, we used data on brood development from distinct sources to evaluate a series of degreeday models ...
Invasion biology deconstructed
(Elsevier Ltd., 2009)
A brief histoty of marine bio-invasions in South Africa
(Zoological Society of South Africa, 2009-10)
Marine species have been introduced continuously into South Africa for more than 400 years, since the arrival of the first European explorers. Various waves of introduction can be identified over this period, each associated ...
Conserving the fishes of the Twee River, Western Cape, South Africa: revisiting the issues
(NISC (Pty) Ltd, 2009)
The Twee River catchment contains two endemic fish species — the Twee River redfin and the Twee River galaxias — which are threatened by water abstraction, habitat degradation, and the presence of introduced fishes. Fyke ...