• First record of the invasive red palm mite Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuilpidae) in Namibia 

      Giliomee, J.H.; Ueckermann, E.A. (Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 2016)
    • A framework to identify enabling and urgent actions for the 2020 Aichi Targets 

      Marques, A.; Pereira, H.M.; Krug, C.; Leadley, P.W.; Visconti, P.; Januchowski-Hartley, S.R.; Krug, R.M.; Alkemade, R.; Bellard, C.; Cheung, W.W.L.; Christensen, V.; Cooper, H.D.; Hirsch, T.; Hoft, R.; van Kolck, J.; Newbold, T.; Noonan-Mooney, K.; Regan, E.C.; Rondinini, C.; Sumaila, U.R.; Teh, L.S.L.; Walpole, M. (Elsevier, 2014)
      In 2010, the parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 with the mission of halting biodiversity loss and enhance the benefits it provides to people. The ...
    • Functional responses can unify invasion ecology 

      Dick, J.T.A.; Alexander, M.E.; Ricciardi, A.; Laverty, C.; Downey, P.O.; Xu, M.; Jeschke, J.M.; Saul, W.C.; Hill, M.P.; Wasserman, R.; Barrios-O'Neill, D.; Weyl, O.L.F.; Shaw, R.H. (Springer, 2017)
      We contend that invasion ecology requires a universal, measurable trait of species and their interactions with resources that predicts key elements of invasibility and ecological impact; here, we advocate that functional ...
    • Functional responses can’t unify invasion ecology 

      Vonesh, J.; McCoy, M.; Altwegg, R.; Landi, P.; Measey, J. (Springer, 2017)
      Dick et al. (Biol Invasions, 2017) propose that the comparative functional response framework provides a unifying approach for the study of invasive species. We agree that functional responses are an important and powerful ...
    • Functionally richer communities improve ecosystem functioning: Dung removal and secondary seed dispersal by dung beetles in the Western Palaearctic 

      Milotic, T.; Baltzinger, C.; Eichberg, C.; Eycott, A.E.; Heurich, M.; Muller, J.; Noriega, J.A.; Menendez, R.; Stadler, J.; Adam, R.; Bargmann, T.; Bilger, I.; Buse, J.; Calatayud, J.; Ciubuc, C.; Boros, G.; Jay-Robert, P.; Kruus, M.; Merivee, E.; Miessen, G.; Must, A.; Ardali, E.; Preda, E.; Rahimi, I.; Rohwedder, D.; Rose, R.; Slade, E.M.; Somay, L.; Tahmasebi, P.; Ziani, S.; Hoffmann, M. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2019)
      Aim: In several ecosystems, the diversity of functional species traits has been shown to have a stronger effect on ecosystem functioning than taxonomic diversity alone. However, few studies have explored this idea at a ...
    • The future of nature: Documents of global change 

      Carruthers, J. (Taylor & Francis, 2014)
    • Gall inducers take a leap: host-range differences explain speciation opportunity (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) 

      McLeish, M.J.; Schwarz, M.P.; Chapman, T.W. (Australian Entomological Society, 2011)
      Phytophagous insects that specialise on broadly distributed plant groups are exposed to host-species diversity gradients. The gall-inducing thrips genus Kladothrips (Froggatt) that specialise on Australian Acacia Mill. ...
    • Genetic differentiation in Horus Chamberlin (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones: Olpiidae) as indicated by mitochondrial DNA analysis 

      van Heerden, J.; Taylor, P.J.; van Heerden, C. (Zoological Society of Southern Africa, 2013-10)
      Horus is an olpiid pseudoscorpion of which nine species have been described from southern Africa; a tenth, debatable species was described from the Ivory Coast. The two most widely distributed species are H. granulatus and ...
    • Geographical range expansion of alien birds and environmental matching 

      Su, S.; Cassey, P.; Dyer, E.E.; Blackburn, T.M. (Britisch Ornithologists' Union, 2016)
      The international wildlife trade is a significant source of introduced alien species, some of which proceed to become invasive and cause negative environmental and economic effects. However, not all introduced aliens ...
    • Getting the most out of atlas data 

      Robertson, M.P.; Cumming, G.S.; Erasmus, B.F.N. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2010)
      Aim To review some of the applications in ecology and conservation biogeography of datasets derived from atlas projects. We discuss data applications and data quality issues and suggest ways in which atlas data could be ...
    • Giant petrels as predators of albatross chicks 

      Dilley, B.J.; Davies, D.; Connan, M.; Cooper, J.; de Villiers, M.; Swart, L.; Vandenabeele, S.; Ropert-Coudert, Y.; Ryan, P.G. (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013)
      Giant petrels Macronectes spp. are not thought to be important predators of albatross chicks, although they are known to kill pre-fledging Thalassarche and Phoebetria albatrosses. We report the first records of predation ...
    • A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers 

      Aronson, M.F.J.; La Sorte, F.A.; Nilon, C.H.; Katti, M.; Goddard, M.A.; Lepczyk, C.A.; Warren, P.S.; Williams, N.S.G.; Cilliers, S.; Clarkson, B.; Dobbs, C.; Dolan, R.; Hedblom, M.; Klotz, S.; Kooijmans, J.L.; Kuhn, I.; MacGregor-Fors, I.; McDonnell, M.; Mortberg, U.; Pysek, P.; Siebert, S.; Sushinsky, J.; Werner, P.; Winter, M. (Royal Society, 2014-04)
      Urbanization contributes to the loss of the world’s biodiversity and the homogenization of its biota. However, comparative studies of urban biodiversity leading to robust generalities of the status and drivers of biodiversity ...
    • Global compositional variation among native and non-native regional insect assemblages emphasizes the importance of pathways 

      Liebhold, A.M.; Yamanaka, T.; Roques, A.; Augustin, S.; Chown, S.L.; Brockerhoff, E.G.; Pyšek, P. (Springer, 2016)
      Insects are among the world’s most ecologically and economically important invasive species. Here we assemble inventories of native and non-native species from 20 world regions and contrast relative numbers among these ...
    • The global distribution and drivers of alien bird species richness 

      Dyer, E.E.; Cassey, P.; Redding, D.W.; Collen, B.; Franks, V.; Gaston, K.J.; Jones, K.E.; Kark, S.; Orme, C.D.L.; Blackburn, T.M. (Public Library of Science, 2017)
      Alien species are a major component of human-induced environmental change. Variation in the numbers of alien species found in different areas is likely to depend on a combination of anthropogenic and environmental factors, ...
    • Global exchange and accumulation of non-native plants 

      van Kleunen, M.; Dawson, W.; Essl, F.; Pergl, J.; Winter, M.; Weber, E.; Kreft, H.; Weigelt, P.; Kartesz, J.; Nishino, M.; Antonova, L.A.; Barcelona, J.F.; Cabezas, F.J.; Cardenas, D.; Cardenas-Toro, J.; Castano, N.; Chacon, E.; Chatelain, C.; Ebel, A.L.; Figueiredo, E.; Fuentes, N.; Groom, Q.J.; Henderson, L.; Inderjit; Kupriyanov, A.; Masciadri, S.; Meerman, J.; Morozova, O.; Moser, D.; Nickrent, D.L.; Patzelt, A.; Pelser, P.B.; Baptiste, M.P.; Poopath, M.; Schulze, M.; Seebens, H.; Shu, W.-S.; Thomas, J.; Velayos, M.; Wieringa, J.J.; Pysek, P. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2015)
      All around the globe, humans have greatly altered the abiotic and biotic environment with ever-increasing speed. One defining feature of the Anthropocene epoch1,2 is the erosion of biogeographical barriers by human-mediated ...
    • Global hotspots and correlates of alien species richness across taxonomic groups. 

      Dawson, W.; Moser, D.; van Kleunen, M.; Kreft, H.; Pergl, J.; Pysek, P.; Weigelt, P.; Winter, M.; Lenzner, B.; Blackburn, T.M.; Dyer, E.E.; Cassey, P.; Scrivens, S.L.; Economo, E.P.; Guénard, B.; Capinha, C.; Seebens, H.; García-Díaz, P.; Nentwig, W.; García-Berthou, E.; Casal, C.; Mandrak, N.E.; Fuller, P.; Meyer, C.; Essl, F. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2017)
      Human-mediated transport beyond biogeographic barriers has led to the introduction and establishment of alien species in new regions worldwide. However, we lack a global picture of established alien species richness for ...
    • Global rise in emerging alien species results from increased accessibility of new source pools. 

      Sebeens, H.; Blackburn, T.M.; Dyer, E.E.; Genovesi, P.; Hulme, P.E.; Jeschke, J.M.; Pagad, S.; Pyšek, P.; van Kleunen, M.; Winter, M.; Ansong, M.; Arianoutsou, M.; Bacher, S.; Blasius, B.; Brockerhoff, E.G.; Brundu, G.; Capinha, C.; Causton, C.E.; Celesti-Grapow, L.; Dawson, W.; Dullinger, S.; Economo, E.P.; Fuentes, N.; Guénard, B.; Jäger, H.; Kartesz, J.; Kenis, M.; Kühn, I.; Lenzner, B.; Liebhold, A.M.; Mosena, A.; Moser, D.; Nentwig, W.; Nishino, M.; Pearman, D.; Pergl, J.; Rabitsch, W.; Rojas-Sandoval, J.; Roques, A.; Rorke, S.; Rossinelli, S.; Roy, H.E.; Scalera, R.; Schindler, S.; Štajerová, K.; Tokarska-Guzik, B.; Walker, K.; Ward, D.F.; Yamanaka, T.; Essl, F. (National Academy of Science, 2018)
      Our ability to predict the identity of future invasive alien species is largely based upon knowledge of prior invasion history. Emerging alien species—those never encountered as aliens before—therefore pose a significant ...