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The status and distribution of newly identified endemic galaxiid in the eastern Cape Fold Ecoregion, of South Africa
(John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2018)
1. DNA‐based studies have uncovered cryptic species and lineages within almost all freshwater fishes studied thus far from the Cape Fold Ecoregion (CFE) of South Africa. These studies have changed the way the CFE is viewed, ...
Tackling invasive alien species in Europe: the top 20 issues
Globally, Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are considered to be one of the major threats to native biodiversity, with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) citing their impacts as ‘immense, insidious, and usually irreversible’. ...
Evaluating invasion risk for freshwater fishes in South Africa
Background: South Africa, as a signatory of the Convention on Biological Diversity, has an obligation to identify, prioritise and manage invasive species and their introduction pathways. However, this requires knowledge ...
Invader Relative Impact Potential: a new metric to understand and predict the ecological impacts of existing, emerging and future invasive alien species
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2017)
1. Predictions of the identities and ecological impacts of invasive alien species are critical for risk assessment, but presently we lack universal and standardized metrics that reliably predict the likelihood and degree ...
On the RIP: using Relative Impact Potential to assess the ecological impacts of invasive alien species
Invasive alien species continue to arrive in new locations with no abatement in rate, and thus greater predictive powers surrounding their ecological impacts are required. In particular, we need improved means of quantifying ...