• Global biodiversity: Indicators of recent declines 

      Butchart, S.H.M.; Walpole, M.; Collen, B.; van Strien, A.; Scharlemann, J.P.W.; Almond, R.E.A; Baillie, J.E.M.; Bomhard, B.; Brown, C.; Bruno, J.; Carpenter, K.E.; Carr, G.M.; Chanson, J.; Chenery, A.M.; Csirke, J.; Davidson, N.C.; Dentener, F.; Foster, M.; Galli, A.; Galloway, J.N.; Genovesi, P.; Gregory, R.D.; Hockings, M.; Kapos, V.; Lamarque, J.F.; Leverington, F.; Loh, J.; McGeoch, M.A.; McRae, L.; Minasyan, A.; Morcillo, M.H.; Oldfield, T.E.E.; Pauly, D.; Quader, S.; Revenga, C.; Sauer, J.R.; Skolnik, B.; Spear, D.; Stanwell-Smith, D.; Stuart, S.N.; Symes, A.; Tierney, M.; Tyrrell, T.D.; Vié, J.-C.; Watson, R. (AAAS, 2010)
      In 2002, world leaders committed, through the Convention on Biological Diversity, to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. We compiled 31 indicators to report on progress toward this ...
    • A global indicator for biological invasion 

      McGeoch, MA; Chown, SL; Kalwij, JM (BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2006-12)
      "Trends in invasive alien species' is one of only two indicators of threat to biodiversity that form part of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) framework for monitoring progress toward its "2010 target" (ie., ...
    • Global indicators of biological invasion: species numbers, biodiversity impact and policy responses 

      McGeoch, M.A.; Butchart, S.H.M.; Spear, D.; Marais, E.; Kleynhans, E.J.; Symes, A.; Chanson, J.; Hoffmann, M. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010)
      Aim Invasive alien species (IAS) pose a significant threat to biodiversity. The Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2010 Biodiversity Target, and the associated indicator for IAS, has stimulated globally coordinated ...
    • Ground-dwelling beetle assemblages in the northern Cape Floristic Region: Patterns, correlates and implications 

      Botes, A.; McGeoch, M.A.; Chown, S.L. (Ecological Society of Australia, 2007)
      Recent studies have both shown and predicted that global climate change will have a substantial influence on biodiversity.This is true especially of a global biodiversity hotspot, the Cape Floristic Region. Although the ...
    • Growth form and population genetic structure of Azorella selago on sub-Antarctic Marion Island 

      Mortimer, Elizabeth; McGeoch, Melodie A.; Daniels, Savel R.; Jansen van Vuuren, Bettine (Cambridge Journals, 2008)
      Seven community complexes have been described across sub-Antarctic Marion Island, amongst these fellfield that comprise low plant cover dominated by Azorella selago Hook. f. Azorella is considered a keystone species since ...
    • How wide is the ‘‘knowing-doing’’ gap in invasion biology? 

      Esler, K.J.; Prozesky, H.E.; Sharma, G.P.; McGeoch, M.A. (Springer, 2010)
      Invasion biology is a growing discipline with clear ecological, social and economic implications. A wide range of research effort is thus required to address the invasion problem, and literature on the topic is extensive. ...
    • Human activities, propagule pressure and alien plants in the sub-Antarctic: Tests of generalities and evidence in support of management 

      le Roux, P.C.; Ramaswiela, T.; Kalwij, J.M.; Shaw, J.D.; Ryan, P.G.; Treasure, A.M.; McClelland, G.T.W.; McGeoch, M.A.; Chown, S.L. (Elsevier Ltd., 2013)
      Despite concerns about the richness of plant invaders on islands, and their likely effects on local systems, impacts of these species seem to be small. However, this may be due to an absence of information on impacts, ...
    • Interaction intensity and importance along two stress gradients: adding shape to the stress-gradient hypothesis 

      Le Roux, P.C.; McGeoch, M.A. (Springer-Verlag, 2010)
      The stress-gradient hypothesis (SGH) predicts that the community-wide prevalence of positive interactions, relative to negative interactions, is greater under more severe environmental conditions. Because the frequency ...
    • Interactions between a cushion plant (Azorella selago) and surface sediment transport on sub-Antarctic Marion Island 

      Haussmann, N.S.; McGeoch, M.A.; Boelhouwers, J.C. (Elsevier B.V., 2009)
      On sub-Antarctic Marion Island cushions of the dominant vascular plant species, Azorella selago, interact with the geomorphology of fellfield landscapes by affecting sediment distribution and ultimately terrace formation. ...
    • An inventory of natural resources harvested from national parks in South Africa 

      van Wilgen, N.J.; Dopolo, M.; Symonds, A.; Vermeulen, W.; Bester, E.; Smith, K.; McGeoch, M.A. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2013-05-30)
      Resource harvesting is permissible within South African protected areas under certain conditions as part of benefit sharing that seeks to strengthen relationships with communities living adjacent to parks. However, not ...
    • Leaf miner and plant galler species richness on Acacia: relative importance of plant traits and climate 

      Bairstow, K.A.; Clarke, K.L.; McGeoch, M.A.; Andrew, N.R. (Springer-Verlag, 2010)
      Diversity patterns of herbivores have been related to climate, host plant traits, host plant distribution and evolutionary relationships individually. However, few studies have assessed the relative contributions of a ...
    • Measures, perceptions and scaling patterns of aggregated species distributions 

      Hui, Cang; Veldtman, Ruan; McGeoch, Melodie (2010)
      Non-random (aggregated) species distributions arise from habitat heterogeneity and nonlinear biotic processes. A comprehensive understanding of the concept of aggregation, as well as its measurement, is pivotal to our ...
    • The microarthropods of Prince Edward Island: A quantitative assessment 

      Hugo, EA; Chown, SL; McGeoch, MA (SPRINGER, 2006-12)
      The biodiversity in the sub-Antarctic region is threatened by climatic change and biological invasions, which makes the understanding of distributions of biotas on sub-Antarctic islands essential. Although the distribution ...
    • Modeling species distributions by breaking the assumption of self-similarity 

      Hui, Cang; McGeoch, Melodie A. (2007)
      Species distributions are commonly measured as the number of sites, or geographic grid cells occupied. These data may then be used to model species distributions and to examine patterns in both intraspecific and interspecific ...
    • Parameter landscapes unveil the bias in allometric prediction 

      Hui, C.; Terblanche, J.S.; Chown, S.L.; McGeoch, M.A. (2010)
      1. The criteria for choosing the appropriate line-fitting method (LFM) and correction estimator for determining the functional allometric relationship, and for predicting the Y-variable accurately are controversial. A ...
    • Parasite-specific variation and the extent of male-biased parasitism; an example with a South African rodent and ectoparasitic arthropods 

      Matthee, S.; McGeoch, M.A.; Krasnov, B.R. (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
      We asked whether the occurrence and the extent of host gender-biased parasitism vary among higher parasite taxa, among individual species within these taxa and within parasite species among localities. To answer this ...
    • Patterns of weed invasion: evidence from the spatial genetic structure of Raphanus raphanistrum 

      Barnaud, A.; Kalwij, J.M.; McGeoch, M.A.; Jansen van Vuuren, B. (Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, 2013)
      Knowledge of the pathways of colonization is critical for risk assessment and management of weeds. In this study we adopted a landscape genetics approach to assess the impact of human disturbances and large-scale ...
    • Permanent genetic resources added to molecular ecology resources database 1 August 2009 - 30 September 2009 

      Abdoullaye, D.; Acevedo, I.; Adebayo, A.A.; Behrmann-Godel, J.; Benjamin, R.C.; Bock, D.G.; Born, C.; Brouat, C.; Caccone, A.; Cao, L.-Z.; Casadoamezua, P.; Cataneo, J.; Correa-Ramirez, M.M.; Cristescu, M.E.; Dobigny, G.; Egbosimba, E.E.; Etchberger, L.K.; Fan, B.; Fields, P.D.; Forcioli, D.; Furla, P.; Garcia de Leon, F.J.; Garci­a-Jimenez, R.; Gauthier, P.; Gergs, R.; Gonzalez, C.; Granjon, L.; Gutierrez-Rodri­guez, C.; Havill, N.P.; Helsen, P.; Hether, T.D.; Hoffman, E.A.; Hu, X.; Ingvarsson, P.K.; Ishizaki, S.; Ji, H.; Ji, X.S.; Jimenez, M.L.; Kapil, R.; Karban, R.; Keller, S.R.; Kubota, S.; Li, S.; Li, W.; Lim, D.D.; Lin, H.; Liu, X.; Liu, Y.; Machordom, A.; Martin, A.P.; Matthysen, E.; Mazzella, M.N.; McGeoch, M.A.; Meng, Z.; Nishizawa, M.; O'Brien, P.; Ohara, M.; Ornelas, J.F.; Ortu, M.F.; Pedersen, A.B.; Preston, L.; Ren, Q.; Rothhaupt, K.-O.; Sackett, L.C.; Sang, Q.; Sawyer, G.M.; Shiojiri, K.; Taylor, D.R.; Van Dongen, S.; Janseb van Vuuren, B.; Vandewoestijne, S.; Wang, H.; Wang, J.T.; Wang, L.; Xu, X.L.; Yang, G.; Yang, Y.; Zeng, Y.Q.; Zhang, Q.-W.; Zhang, Y.; Zhao, Y.; Zhou, Y. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010)
      This article documents the addition of 238 microsatellite marker loci and 72 pairs of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) sequencing primers to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following ...
    • Phenotypic plasticity mediates climate change responses among invasive and indigenous arthropods 

      Chown, S.L.; Slabber, S.; McGeoch, M.A.; Janion, C.; Leinaas, H.P. (The Royal Society, 2007)
      Synergies between global change and biological invasion have been identified as a major potential threat to global biodiversity and human welfare. The global change-type drought characteristic of many temperate terrestrial ...