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Plant invasions along roads: a case study from central highlands, India
(Springer Science + Business Media B.V., 2009)
Road sides provide suitable conditions for the establishment and growth of non-native species. The phenomenon of non-native species spread through roads has further increased due to rapid anthropogenic developments. Here ...
Do insect distributions fit our biomes?
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2007)
An assessment of biome-specificity in southern African insect assemblages was undertaken using sweep collections in fynbos, grassland, subtropical thicket and Nama-karoo. Insect samples from the same biome generally cluster ...
Lantana invasion alters soil nitrogen pools and processes in the tropical dry deciduous forest of India
(Elsevier B.V., 2009)
Invasive species can alter the soil nutrient pools and processes in ecosystems that they invade by altering the quality and quantity of litter inputs. Studies have shown the impact of vegetative understory invasions on ...
Preserving the evolutionary potential of floras in biodiversity hotspots
(Nature Publishing Group, 2007)
One of the biggest challenges for conservation biology is to provide conservation planners with ways to prioritize effort. Much attention has been focused on biodiversity hotspots1. However, the conservation of evolutionary ...
Latitudinal and longitudinal barriers in global biogeography
(The Royal Society, 2006)
Due to changes in climate and continental arrangement, plant and animal assemblages faced different dispersal barriers at different moments in Earth’s history. It is generally accepted that groups which diversified ...
Worldwide spread of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
(Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics, 2009)
The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (MAYR, 1868), originally from subtropical South America, is an important pest in many parts of the world. To evaluate its worldwide distribution and potential for further spread, we ...