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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 ...
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 ...
Animal introductions to southern systems: lessons for ecology and for policy
(Zoological Society of Southern Africa, 2009-10)
Numerous animal species have been introduced to areas from which they were previously absent, and many of these have become invasive, with substantial impacts. However, in other cases, impacts are assumed from theory. ...
Successfully iplementing a citizen-scientist approach to insect monitoring in a resource-poor country
(American Institute of Biological Sciences, 2009-02)
The extent and impacts of ungulate translocations: South Africa in a global context
(Elsevier Ltd., 2009)
Despite the apparent risks of the introduction of non-indigenous ungulates to biodiversity, relatively little is known globally about the pathways of introduction, propagule pressure and realized impacts of ungulate ...
Non-indigenous ungulates as a threat to biodiversity
(The Zoological Society of London, 2009)
Non-indigenous ungulate species pose a problem for conservation. They can be socially and economically valuable, but are also potentially harmful to biodiversity. Therefore, their introduction requires an explicit ...
Hyptis suaveolens: An emerging invader of Vindhyan plateau, India
(Weed Science Society of Japan, 2009)
This article addresses the change in species composition in Hyptis suaveolens-dominated and H. suaveolens-uninvaded locations in the Vindhyan dry deciduous forest of India.We also assessed the environmental variables that ...
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 ...
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 ...