• Parasites as drivers and passengers of human-mediated biological invasions 

      Blackburn, T.M.; Ewen, J.G. (Springer, 2017)
      We provide an overview of the current state of knowledge of parasites in biological invasions by alien species. Parasites have frequently been invoked as drivers of invasions, but have received less attention as invasion ...
    • Patterns of non-randomness in the composition and characteristics of the Taiwanese bird trade 

      Su, S.; Cassey, P.; Blackburn, T.M. (Springer, 2014)
      The invasion pathway is composed of a sequential series of stages that need to be quantified separately in order properly to understand the invasion process. Here, we examine the composition and characteristics of bird ...
    • Patterns of selectivity in introductions of mammal species worldwide 

      Blackburn, T.M.; Scrivens, S.L.; Heinrich, S.; Cassey, P. (CCBY 4.0, 2017)
      Humans have an extremely long history of transporting and introducing mammal species outside their native geographic ranges. The characteristics of the species introduced (taxonomy, life-history, ecology, environment) can ...
    • People, the Cape Floristic Region, and sustainability 

      Allsopp, N.; Anderson, P.M.L; Holmes, P.M.; Melin, A.; O'Farrell, P.J. (Oxford University Press, 2015)
    • Phenology predicts the native and invasive range limits on common ragweed 

      Chapman, D.S.; Haynes, T.; Beal, S.; Essl, F.; Bullock, J.M. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2014-01)
      Accurate models for species’ distributions are needed to forecast the progress and impacts of alien invasive species and assess potential range-shifting driven by global change. Although this has traditionally been achieved ...
    • Phragmites australis as a model organism for studying plant invasions 

      Meyerson, L.A.; Cronin, J.T.; Pysek, P. (Springer, 2016)
      The cosmopolitan reed grass Phragmites australis (Poaceae) is an intensively studied species globally with a substantial focus in the last two decades on its invasive populations. Here we argue that P. australis meets the ...
    • Plant diversity drives global patterns of insect invasions 

      Liebhold, A.M.; Yamanaka, T.; Roques, A.; Augustin, S.; Chown, S.L.; Brockerhoff, E.G.; Pysek, P. (Nature, 2018)
      During the last two centuries, thousands of insect species have been transported (largely inadvertently) and established outside of their native ranges worldwide, some with catastrophic ecological and economic impacts. ...
    • Plants capable of selfing are more likely to become naturalized 

      Razanajatovo, M.; Maurel, N.; Dawson, W.; Essl, F.; Kreft, H.; Pergl, J.; Pysek, P.; Weigelt, P.; Winter, M.; van Kleunen, M. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016)
      Many plant species have established self-sustaining populations outside their natural range because of human activities. Plants with selfing ability should be more likely to establish outside their historical range because ...
    • Plants on the move: Hitch-hiking with ungulates distributes diaspores across landscapes 

      Baltzinger, C.; Karimi, S.; Shukla, U. (Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), 2019)
      We here describe the multiple mechanisms by which ungulates distribute diaspores across landscapes. There are three primary and three secondary seed dispersal mechanisms by which ungulate dispersal agents contribute to the ...
    • Population trends and breeding success of albatrosses and giant petrels at Gough Island in the face of at-sea and on-land threats 

      Cuthbert, R.J.; Cooper, J.; Ryan, P.G. (Cambridge Journals, 2014-04)
      Several factors threaten populations of albatrosses and giant petrels, including the impact of fisheries bycatch and, at some colonies, predation from introduced mammals. We undertook population monitoring on Gough Island ...
    • A potential metric of the attractiveness of bird song to humans 

      Blackburn, T.M.; Su, S.; Cassey, P. (Blackwell, 2014)
      The prevalence of passerines (mostly oscines, or songbirds) in international bird trade suggests that the possession or production of a song that is attractive or desirable to people may contribute to the likelihood of a ...
    • Predator diversity reduces habitat colonization by mosquitoes and midges 

      Staats, E.G.; Agosta, S.J.; Vonesh, J.R. (The Royal Society Publishing, 2016)
      Changes in predator diversity via extinction and invasion are increasingly widespread and can have important ecological and socio-economic consequences. Anticipating and managing these consequences requires understanding ...
    • Predicting the potential distribution of an endangered cryptic subterranean mammal from few occurrence records 

      Jackson, C.R.; Robertson, M.P. (Elsevier GmbH, 2011)
      Knowledge of geographical distributions and habitat preferences are central to the conservation and management of threatened species. Ecological niche models can be used to map potentially suitable habitat, making them ...
    • A premilinary assessment of the extent and potential impacts of alien plant invasions in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, East Africa 

      Witt, A.B.R.; Kiambi, S.; Beale, T.; van Wilgen, B.W. (AOSIS, 2017)
      This article provides a preliminary list of alien plant species in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in East Africa. The list is based on broad-scale roadside surveys in the area and is supplemented by more detailed surveys of ...
    • The progress of interdisciplinarity in invasion science 

      Vaz, A.S.; Kueffer, C.; Kull, C.A.; Richardson, D.M.; Schindler, S.; Munoz-Pajares, A.J.; Vicente, J.R.; Martins, J.; Hui, C.; Kuhn, I.; Honrado, J.P. (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2017)
      Interdisciplinarity is needed to gain knowledge of the ecology of invasive species and invaded ecosystems, and of the human dimensions of biological invasions. We combine a quantitative literature review with a qualitative ...
    • Protected areas offer refuge from invasive species spreading under climate change 

      Gallardo, B.; Aldridge, D.C.; Gonzalez-Moreno, P.; Pergl, J.; Pizarro, M.; Pysek, P.; Thuiller, W.; Yesson, C.; Montserrat, V. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2017)
      Protected areas (PAs) are intended to provide native biodiversity and habitats with a refuge against the impacts of global change, particularly acting as natural filters against biological invasions. In practice, however, ...
    • Putting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudes 

      Moles, A.T.; Wallis, I.R.; Foley, W.J.; Warton, D.I.; Stegen, J.C.; Bisigato, A.J.; Cella-Pizarro, L.; Clark, C.J.; Cohen, P.S.; Cornwell, W.K.; Edwards, W.; Ejrnæs, R.; Gonzales-Ojeda, T.; Graae, B.J.; Hay, G.; Lumbwe, F.C.; Magana-Rodriguez, B.; Moore, B.D.; Peri, P.L.; Poulsen, J.R.; Veldtman, R.; von Zeipel, H.; Andrew, N.R.; Boulter, S.L.; Borer, E.T.; Campon, F.F.; Coll, M.; Farji-Brener, A.G.; De Gabriel, J.; Jurado, E.; Kyhn, L.A.; Low, B.; Mulder, C.P.H.; Reardon-Smith, K.; Rodrıguez-Velazquez, J.; Seabloom, E.W.; Vesk, P.A.; van Cauter, A.; Waldram, M.S.; Zheng, Z.; Blendinger, P.G.; Enquist, B.J.; Facelli, J.M.; Knight, T.; Majer, J.D.; Martınez- Ramos, M.; McQuillan, P.; Prior, L.D. (New Phytologist Trust, 2011)
      • It has long been believed that plant species from the tropics have higher levels of traits associated with resistance to herbivores than do species from higher latitudes. A meta-analysis recently showed that the published ...
    • Reaching new heights: can drones replace current methods to study plant population dynamics? 

      Tay, J.Y.L.; Erfmeier, A.; Kalwij, J.M. (Springer, 2018)
      Spatially explicit data on heterogeneously distributed plant populations are difficult to quantify using either traditional field-based methods or remote sensing techniques alone. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) offer new ...
    • Recommendations for municipalities to become compliant with national legislation on biological invasions 

      Irlich, U.M.; Potgieter, L.; Stafford, L.; Gaertner, M. (AOSIS, 2017)
      Background: The South African National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (No. 10 of 2004) (NEM:BA) requires all Organs of State at all spheres of government to develop invasive species monitoring, control and ...