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Flowering phenology of invasive alien plant species compared with native species in three Mediterranean-type ecosystems
(Oxford University Press, 2009)
Background and Aims Flowering phenology is a potentially important component of success of alien species, since elevated fecundity may enhance invasiveness. The flowering patterns of invasive alien plant species and related ...
Ecology and management of alien plant invasions in South African fynbos: Accommodating key complexities in objective decision making
Invasive alien trees and shrubs pose significant threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services in South African fynbos ecosystems. An ambitious initiative, the Working for Water program, commenced in 1995 to reduce the ...
Managing biological invasions: charting courses to desirable futures in the Cape Floristic Region
Invasive species alter the functioning of natural ecosystems, creating ‘‘novel ecosystems’’ comprising species occurring in combinations with no analogs within a given biome. This poses major challenges for managers who ...
Ecophysiological traits associated with the competitive ability of invasive Australian acacias
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011)
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 ...