• Fifty years of invasion ecology – the legacy of Charles Elton 

      Richardson, D.M.; Pysek, P. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2008)
      The publication, in 1958, of Charles Elton’s book The ecology of invasions by animals and plants launched the systematic study of biological invasions. Invasion ecology has grown to become an important multi-disciplinary ...
    • Flowering phenology of invasive alien plant species compared with native species in three Mediterranean-type ecosystems 

      Godoy, O.; Richardson, D.M.; Valladares, F.; Castro-Dıez, P. (Oxford University Press, 2009)
      Background and Aims Flowering phenology is a potentially important component of success of alien species, since elevated fecundity may enhance invasiveness. The flowering patterns of invasive alien plant species and related ...
    • 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 ...
    • Framework and guidelines for implementing the proposed IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT) 

      Hawkins, C.L.; Bacher, S.; Essl, F.; Hulme, P.E.; Jeschke, J.M.; Kuhn, I.; Kumschick, S.; Nentwig, W.; Pergl, J.; Pysek, P.; Rabitsch, W.; Richardson, D.M.; Vila, M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Genovesi, P.; Blackburn, T.M. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
      Recently, Blackburn et al. (2014) developed a simple, objective and transparent method for classifying alien taxa in terms of the magnitude of their detrimental environmental impacts in recipient areas. Here, we present a ...
    • A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species 

      Novoa, A.; Shackleton, R.; Canavan, S.; Cybele, C.; Davies, S.J.; Dehnen-Schmutz, K.; Fried, J.; Gaertner, M.; Geerts, S.; Griffiths, C.L.; Kaplan, H.; Kumschick, S.; Le Maitre, D.C.; Measey, G.J.; Nunes, A.L.; Richardson, D.M.; Robinson, T.B.; Touza, J.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Elsevier Ltd., 2018)
      Alien species can have major ecological and socioeconomic impacts in their novel ranges and so effective management actions are needed. However, management can be contentious and create conflicts, especially when stakeholders ...
    • 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 ...
    • Functional group identity does not predict invader impacts: differential effects of nitrogen-fixing exotic plants on ecosystem function 

      Yelenik, SG; Stock, WD; Richardson, DM (SPRINGER, VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT, 2007-03)
      The introduction of exotic plants can have large impacts on ecosystem functions such as soil nutrient cycling. Since these impacts result from differences in traits between the exotic and resident species, novel physiological ...
    • The functional potential of the rhizospheric microbiome of an invasive tree species, Acacia dealbata 

      Kamutando, C.N.; Vikram, S.; Makhalanyane, T.P.; Greve, M.; Le Roux, J.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Cowan, D.A.; Valverde, A.; Kamgan-Nkuekam, G (Springer, 2019)
      Plant-microbe interactions mediate both the invasiveness of introduced plant species and the impacts that they have in invaded ecosystems. Although the phylogenetic composition of the rhizospheric microbiome of Acacia ...
    • Fungal planet description sheets 400-468 

      Crous, P.W.; Wingfield, M.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Le Roux, J.J.; Strasberg, D.; Edwards, J.; Roets, F.; Hubka, V.; Taylor, P.W.J.; Heykoop, M.; Martin, M.P.; Moreno, G.; Sutton, D.A.; Wiederhold, N.P.; Barnes, C.W.; Carlavilla, J.R.; Gene, J.; Giraldo, A.; Guarnaccia, V.; Guarro, J.; Hernandez-Restrepo, M.; Kolarik, M.; Manjon, J.L.; Pascoe, I.G.; Popov, E.S.; Sandoval-Denis, M.; Woudenberg, J.H.C.; Acharya, K.; Alexandrova, A.V.; Alvarado, P.; Barbosa, R.N.; Baseia, I.G.; Blanchette, R.A.; Boekhout, T.; Burgess, T.I.; Cano-Lira, J.F.; Cmokova, A.; Dimitrov, R.A.; Dyakov, M.Y.; Duenas, M.; Dutta, A.K.; Esteve-Raventos, F.; Fedosova, A.G.; Fournier, J.; Gamboa, P.; Gouliamova, D.E.; Grebenc, T.; Groenewald, M.; Hanse, B.; Hardy, G.E.S.J.; Held, B.W.; Jurjevic, Z.; Kaewgrajang, T.; Latha, K.P.D.; Lombard, L.; Luangsa-ard, J.J.; Lyskova, P.; Mallatova, N.; Manimohan, P.; Miller, A.N.; Mirabolfathy, M.; Morozova, O.V.; Obodai, M.; Oliveira, N.T.; Ordonez, M.E.; Otto, E.C.; Paloi, S.; Peterson, S.W.; Phosri, C.; Roux, J.; Salazar, W.A.; Sanchez, A.; Sarria, G.A.; Shin, H.D.; Silva, B.D.B.; Silva, G.A.; Smith, M.T.; Souza-Motta, C.M.; Stchigel, A.M.; Stoilova-Disheva, M.M.; Sulzbacher, M.A.; Telleria, M.T.; Toapanta, C.; Traba, J.M.; Valenzuela-Lopez, N.; Watling, R.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center & Centraalbureau voor Schemmelcultures, 2016)
      Novel species of fungi described in the present study include the following from Australia: Vermiculariopsiella eucalypti, Mulderomyces natalis (incl. Mulderomyces gen. nov.), Fusicladium paraamoenum, Neotrimmatostroma ...
    • Fungal Planet description sheets: 371–399 

      Crous, P.W.; Wingfield, M.J.; Le Roux, J.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Strasberg, D.; Shivas, R.G.; Alvarado, P.; Edwards, J.; Moreno, G.; Sharma, R.; Sonawane, M.S.; Tan, Y.P.; Altes, A.; Barasubiye, T.; Barnes, C.W.; Blanchette, R.A.; Boertmann, D.; Bogo, A.; Carlavilla, J.R.; Cheewangkoon, R.; Daniel, R.; de Beer, Z.W.; de Jesus Yanez-Morales, M.; Duong, T.A.; Fernandez-Vicente, J.; Geering, A.D.W.; Guest, D.I.; Held, B.W.; Heykoop, M.; Hubka, V.; Ismail, A.M.; Kajale, S.C.; Khemmuk, W.; Kolarik, M.; Kurli, R.; Lebeuf, R.; Levesque, C.A.; Lombard, L.; Magista, D.; Manjon, J.L.; Marincowitz, S.; Mohedano, J.M.; Novakova, A.; Oberlies, N.H.; Otto, E.C.; Paguigan, N.D.; Pascoe, I.G.; Perez-Butron, J.L.; Perrone, G.; Rahi, P.; Raja, H.A.; Rintoul, T.; Sanhueza, R.M.V.; Scarlett, K.; Shouche, Y.S.; Shuttleworth, L.A.; Taylor, P.W.J.; Thorn, R.G.; Vawdrey, L.L.; Solano-Vidal, R.; Voitk, A.; Wong, P.T.W.; Wood, A.R.; Zamora, J.C.; Groenewald, J.Z (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2015)
      Novel species of fungi described in the present study include the following from Australia: Neoseptorioides eucalypti gen. & sp. nov. from Eucalyptus radiata leaves, Phytophthora gondwanensis from soil, Diaporthe tulliensis ...
    • Genetic diversity and structure of the globally invasive tree, Paraserianthes lophantha subspecies lophantha, suggest an introduction history characterised by varying propagule pressure 

      Thompson, G.D.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Bellstedt, D.U.; Le Roux, J.J. (Springer, 2016)
      An emerging insight in invasion biology is that intra-specific genetic variation, human usage, and introduction histories interact to shape genetic diversity and its distribution in populations of invasive species. We ...
    • Geographical and taxonomic biases in invasion ecology 

      Pysek, P.; Richardson, D.M.; Pergl, J.; Jarosık, V.; Sixtova, Z.; Weber, E. (Elsevier Ltd., 2008)
      Invasive alien species come from most taxonomic groups, and invasion biology is searching for robust cross-taxon generalizations and principles. An analysis of 2670 papers dealing with 892 invasive species showed that all ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The global distribution of bamboos: assessing correlates of introduction and invasion 

      Canavan, S.; Richardson, D.M.; Visser, V.; Le Roux, J.J.; Voronstsova, M.S.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Oxford University Press, 2017)
      There is a long history of species being moved around the world by humans. These introduced species can provide substantial benefits, but they can also have undesirable consequences. We explore the importance of human ...
    • 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 ...
    • Global grass (Poaceae) success underpinned by traits facilitating colonization, persistence and habitat transformation 

      Linder, H.P.; Lehmann, C.E.R.; Archibald, S.; Osborne, C.P.; Richardson, D.M. (Cambridge Philosophical Society, 2018)
      Poaceae (the grasses) is arguably the most successful plant family, in terms of its global occurrence in (almost) all ecosystems with angiosperms, its ecological dominance in many ecosystems, and high species richness. We ...
    • Global networks for invasion science: benefits, challenges and guidelines 

      Packer, J.G.; Meyerson, L.A.; Richardson, D.M.; Brundu, G.; Allen, W.J.; Bhattarai, G.P.; Brix, H.; Canavan, S.; Castiglione, S.; Cicatelli, A.; Čuda, J.; Cronin, J.T.; Eller, F.; Guarino, F.; Guo, W.H.; Guo, W.Y.; Guo, X.; Hierro, J.L.; Lambertini, C.; Liu, J.; Lozano, V.; Mozdzer, T.J.; Skálová, H.; Villarreal, D.; Wang, R.Q.; Pyšek, P. (Springer, 2017)
      Much has been done to address the challenges of biological invasions, but fundamental questions (e.g., which species invade? Which habitats are invaded? How can invasions be effectively managed?) still need to be answered ...
    • 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 ...
    • Grasses as invasive plants in South Africa revisited: patterns, pathways and management 

      Visser, V.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Canavan, K.; Canavan, S.; Fisher, L.; Le Maitre, D.; Nanni, I.; Mashau, C.; O'Connor, T.G.; Ivey, P.; Kumschick, S.; Richardson, D.M. (AOSIS, 2017)
      Background: In many countries around the world, the most damaging invasive plant species are grasses. However, the status of grass invasions in South Africa has not been documented recently. Objectives: To update Sue ...