Recent Submissions

  • Biogeographical comparison of terrestrial invertebrates and trophic feeding guilds in the native and invasive ranges of Carpobrotus edulis 

    Rodríguez, J.; Novoa, A.; Cordero-Rivera, A.; Richardson, D.M.; González, L. (2020)
    Plant invasions impact on biodiversity by altering the composition of native communities by disrupting taxonomic and functional diversity. Non-native plants are often released from their natural enemies, which might result ...
  • Invasion syndromes: a systematic approach for predicting biological invasions and facilitating effective management 

    Novoa, A.; Richardson, D.M.; Pyšek, P.; Meyerson, L.A.; Bacher, S.; Canavan, S.; Catford, J.A.; Čuda, J.; Essl, F.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Genovesi, P.; Hirsch, H.; Hui, C.; Jackson, M.C.; Kueffer, C.; Le Roux, J.J.; Measey, J.; Mohanty, N.P.; Moodley, D.; Müller-Schärer, H.; Packer, J.G.; Pergl, J.; Robinson, T.B.; Saul, W.C.; Shackleton, R.T.; Visser, V.; Weyl, O.L.F.; Yannelli, F.A.; Wilson, J.R.U. (2020)
    Our ability to predict invasions has been hindered by the seemingly idiosyncratic context-dependency of individual invasions. However, we argue that robust and useful generalisations in invasion science can be made by ...
  • Assessing biological invasions in protected areas after 30 years: revisiting nature reserves targeted by the 1980s SCOPE programme 

    Shackleton, R.T.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Pyšek, P.; Wood, L.E.; Richardson, D.M. (2020)
    Invasive alien species pose a major threat to biodiversity and natural ecosystems globally and negatively affect conservation efforts in protected areas. They can negatively alter biodiversity and ecological regimes and ...
  • Does vegetation structure influence criminal activity? Insights from Cape Town, South Africa 

    Potgieter, L.J.; Gaertner, M.; O'Farrell, P.; Richardson, D.M. (2019)
    Dense vegetation, especially thickets of trees or shrubs, has been associated with actual and perceived crime risk in several parts of the world. In some contexts, invasive alien trees and shrubs can create a habitat ...
  • A fine-scale assessment of the ecosystem service-disservice dichotomy in the context of urban ecosystems affected by alien plant invasions 

    Potgieter, L.J.; Gaertner, M.; O'Farrell, P.J.; Richardson, D.M. (2019)
    Background Natural resources within and around urban landscapes are under increasing pressure from ongoing urbanisation, and management efforts aimed at ensuring the sustainable provision of ecosystem services (ES) are ...
  • Supporting Spartina: Interdisciplinary perspective shows Spartina as a distinct solid genus 

    Bortolus, A.; Adam, P.; Adams, J.B.; Ainouche, M.L.; Ayres, D.; Bertness, M.D.; Bouma, T.J.; Bruno, J.F.; Cacador, I.; Carlton, J.T.; Castillo, J.M.; Costa, C.S.B.; Davy, A.J.; Deegan, L.; Duarte, B.; Figueroa, E.; Gerwein, J.; Gray, A.J.; Grosholz, E.D.; Hacker, S.D.; Hughes, A.R.; Mateos-Naranjo, E.; Mendelssohn, I.A.; Morris, J.T.; Munoz-Rodriguez, A.F.; Nieva, F.J.J.; Levin, L.A.; Li, B.; Liu, W.W.; Pennings, S.C.; Pickart, A.; Redondo-Gomez, S.; Richardson, D.M.; Salmon, A.; Schwindt, E.; Silliman, B.R.; Sotka, E.E.; Stace, C.; Sytsma, M.; Temmerman, S.; Turner, R.E.; Valiela, I.; Weinstein, M.P.; Weis, J.S. (2019)
    In 2014, a DNA-based phylogenetic study confirming the paraphyly of the grass subtribe Sporobolinae proposed the creation of a large monophyletic genus Sporobolus, including (among others) species previously included in ...
  • Global actions for managing cactus invasions 

    Novoa, A.; Brundu, G.; Day, M.D.; Deltoro, V.; Essl, F.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Fried, G.; Kaplan, H.; Kumschick, S.; Lloyd, S.; Marchante, E.; Marchante, H.; Paterson, I.D.; Pyšek, P.; Richardson, D.M.; Witt, A.; Zimmermann, H.G.; Wilson, J.R.U. (2019)
    The family Cactaceae Juss. contains some of the most widespread and damaging invasive alien plant species in the world, with Australia (39 species), South Africa (35) and Spain (24) being the main hotspots of invasion. The ...
  • A conceptual framework for range-expanding species that track human-induced environmental change 

    Essl, F.; Dullinger, S.; Genovesi, P.; Hulme, P.E.; Jeschke, J.M.; Katsanevakis, S.; Kühn, I.; Lenzner, B.; Pauchard, A.; Pyšek, P.; Rabitsch, W.; Richardson, D.M.; Seebens, H.; van Kleunen, M.; van der Putten, W.H.; Vilà, M.; Bacher, S. (2019)
    For many species, human-induced environmental changes are important indirect drivers of range expansion into new regions. We argue that it is important to distinguish the range dynamics of such species from those that occur ...
  • Botryosphaeriaceae associated with Acacia heterophylla (La Réunion) and Acacia koa (Hawaii) 

    Jami, F.; Marincowitz, S.; Slippers, B.; Crous, P.W.; Le Roux, J.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Wingfield, M.J. (2019)
    Acacia koa and A. heterophylla are commonly occurring native trees on the Hawaiian Islands and La Réunion, respectively. A recent phylogenetic study suggested that A. heterophylla renders A. koa paraphyletic, and that the ...
  • The world needs BRICS countries to build capacity in invasion science 

    Measey, J.; Visser, V.; Dgebuadze, Y.; Inderjit; Li, B.; Dechoum, M.; Ziller, S.R.; Richardson, D.M. (2019)
    Developed countries are producing policies to reduce the flow of invasive species and control or eradicate existing invasions, but most developing countries are under-resourced to tackle either aspect without help. Emerging ...
  • Global effects of non-native tree species on multiple ecosystem services 

    Castro-Diez, P.; Vaz, A.S.; Silva, J.S.; Loo, M.; Alonso, A.; Aponte, C.; Bayon, A.; Bellingham, P.J.; Chiuffo, M.C.; DiManno, N.; Julian, K.; Kandert, S.; La Porta, N.; Marchante, H.; Maule, H.G.; Mayfield, M.M.; Metcalfe, D.; Monteverdi, M.C.; Nunez, M.A.; Ostertag, R.; Parker, I.M.; Peltzer, D.A.; Potgieter, L.J.; Raymundo, M.; Rayome, D.; Reisman-Berman, O.; Richardson, D.M.; Roos, R.E.; Saldana, A.; Shackleton, R.T.; Torres, A.; Trudgen, M.; Urban, J.; Vicente, J.R.; Vila, M.; Ylioja, T.; Zenni, R.D.; Godoy, O. (2019)
    Non-native tree (NNT) species have been transported worldwide to create or enhance services that are fundamental for human well‐being, such as timber provision, erosion control or ornamental value; yet NNTs can also produce ...
  • A four-component classification of uncertainties in biological invasions: implications for management 

    Latombe, G.; Canavan, S.; Hirsch, H.; Hui, C.; Kumschick, S.; Nsikani, M.N.; Potgieter, L.J.; Robinson, T.B.; Saul, W.-C.; Turner, S.C.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Yannelli, F.A.; Richardson, D.M. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019)
    Although uncertainty is an integral part of any science, it raises doubts in public perception about scientific evidence, is exploited by denialists, and therefore potentially hinders the implementation of management ...
  • Does origin determine environmental impacts? Not for bamboos 

    Canavan, S.; Kumschick, S.; Le Roux, J.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U. (New Phytologist Trust, 2019)
    Societal Impact Statement: Non‐native species can cause considerable negative impacts in natural ecosystems. Such impacts often are directly due to the fact that these species occur in habitats where they did not evolve. ...
  • Global predictors of alien plant establishment success: combining niche and trait proxies 

    Gallien, L.; Thornhill, A.H.; Zurell, D.; Miller, J.T.; Richardson, D.M. (The Royal Society Publishing, 2019)
    Biological invasions are on the rise globally. To reduce future invasions, it is imperative to determine the naturalization potential of species. Until now, screening approaches have relied largely on species-specific ...
  • Ghosts from the past: even comprehensive sampling of the native range may not be enough to unravel the introduction history of invasive species – the case of Acacia dealbata invasions in South Africa 

    Hirsch, H.; Castillo, M.L.; Impson, F.A.C.; Kleinjan, C.; Richardson, D.M.; Le Roux, J.J. (Botanical Society of America, 2019)
    PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Knowledge about the introduction history (source(s), number and size of introduction events) of an invasive species is a crucial prerequisite to understand invasion success and to facilitate effective ...
  • Emerging infectious diseases and biological invasions: a call for a One Health collaboration in science and management 

    Ogden, N.H.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Richardson, D.M.; Hui, C.; Davies, S.J.; Kumschick, S.; Le Roux, J.J.; Measey, J.; Saul, W.-C.; Pulliam, J.R.C. (The Royal Society Publishing, 2019)
    The study and management of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and of biological invasions both address the ecology of human-associated biological phenomena in a rapidly changing world. However, the two fields work mostly ...
  • Alien bamboos in South Africa: a socio-historical perspective 

    Canavan, S.; Richardson, D.M.; Le Roux, J.J.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Springer, 2019)
    Changes in fashions and economic imperatives underlying plant introductions have a profound influence on the movement of species around the world. Using bamboo introductions into South Africa as a case-study, we explore ...
  • Frontiers of Biogeography: taking its place as a journal of choice for the publication of high quality biogeographical research articles 

    Whittaker, R.J.; Horal, J.; Sax, D.F.; Currie, D.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Stigall, A.L.; Dawson, M.N. (CC-BY 4.0, 2018)
    Through this editorial we seek your support and engagement as authors, readers and reviewers as we take the next steps in developing Frontiers of Biogeography as a leading international journal of biogeography and related ...
  • How to invade an ecological network 

    Hui, C.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier Ltd, 2019)
    Invasion science is in a state of paradox, having low predictability despite strong, identifiable covariates of invasion performance. We propose shifting the foundation metaphor of biological invasions from a linear filtering ...

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