• 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 ...
    • Global trade will accelerate plant invasions in emerging economies under climate change 

      Seebens, H.; Essl, F.; Dawson, W.; Fuentes, N.; Moser, D.; Pergl, J.; Pysek, P.; van Kleunen, M.; Weber, E.; Winter, M.; Blasius, B. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
      Trade plays a key role in the spread of alien species, and has arguably contributed to the recent enormous acceleration of biological invasions, thus homogenizing biotas world-wide. Combining data on 60-year trends of ...
    • Going cheap: Determinants of bird price in the Taiwanese pet market 

      Su, S.; Cassey, P.; Vall-Ilosera, M.; Blackburn, T.M. (Public Library of Science, 2015-05-27)
      Background International wildlife trade is the largest emerging source of vertebrate invasive alien species. In order to prevent invasions, it is essential to understand the mechanics of trade and, in particular, which ...
    • Good news from the South: Biodiversity mainstreaming – A paradigm shift in conservation? 

      Huntley, B.J. (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
      ‘Bad governance stifles everything’ said ecologist Richard Cowling, a pioneer in promoting mainstreaming approaches to conserving biodiversity. Cowling was addressing an international workshop convened in Cape Town in ...
    • Greater focus needed on alien plant impacts in protected areas. 

      Hulme, P.E.; Pysek, P.; Pergl, J.; Jarosik, V.; Schaffner, U.; Vila, M. (Wiley Periodicals, Inc, 2014)
      Alien plants pose significant threats to protected areas worldwide yet many studies only describe the degree to which these areas have become invaded. Research must move toward a better understanding of alien plant impacts ...
    • Guiding classical biological control of an invasive mealybug using integrative taxonomy 

      Beltra, A.; Addison, P.; Avalos, J.A.; Crochard, D.; Garcia-Mari, F.; Guerrieri, E.; Giliomee, J.H.; Malausa, T.; Navarro-Campos, C.; Palero, F.; Soto, A. (Public Library of Science, 2015-06-05)
      Delottococcus aberiae De Lotto (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is a mealybug of Southern African origin that has recently been introduced into Eastern Spain. It causes severe distortions on young citrus fruits and represents ...
    • The hidden side of plant invasions: the role of genome size 

      Suda, J.; Meyerson, L.A.; Leitch, I.J.; Pysek, P. (New Phytologist Trust, 2015)
      The ecological role ofgenomesize in plant biology, biogeography, and morphology has garnered increasing attention as the methods and technology associated with measuring cytological characteristics have become more reliable ...
    • High resolution temperature data for ecological research and management on the Southern Ocean Islands 

      Leihy, R.I.; Duffy, G.A.; Nortje, E.; Chown, S.L. (Nature, 2018)
      Southern Ocean Islands are globally significant conservation areas. Predicting how their terrestrial ecosystems will respond to current and forecast climate change is essential for their management and requires high-quality ...
    • Historical legacies accumulate to shape future biodiversity in an era of rapid global change 

      Essl, F.; Dullinger, S.; Rabitsch, W.; Hulme, P.E.; Pysek, P.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Richardson, D.M. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
      Aim Biodiversity responses to changing environmental forcing on species are often characterized by considerable time-lags (= relaxation times). Although changes to the occurrence and abundance of species likely have cascading ...
    • Horizon scanning for invasive alien species with the potential to threaten biodiversity in Great Britain 

      Roy, H.E.; Peyton, J.; Aldridge, D.C.; Bantock, T.; Blackburn, T.M.; Britton, R.; Clark, P.; Cook, E.; Dehnen-Schmutz, K.; Dines, T.; Dobson, M.; Edwards, F.; Harrower, C.; Harvey, M.C.; Minchin, D.; Noble, D.G.; Parrott, D.; Pocock, M.J.O.; Preston, C.D.; Roy, S.; Salisbury, A.; Schönrogge, K.; Sewell, J.; Shaw, R.; Stebbing, P.; Stewart, A.J.A.; Walker, K.J. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2014)
      Invasive alien species (IAS) are considered one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, particularly through their interactions with other drivers of change. Horizon scanning, the systematic examination of future potential ...
    • How do invasive species travel to and through urban environments? 

      Padayachee, A.L.; Irlich, U.M.; Faulkner, K.T.; Gaertner, M.; Proches, S.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Rouget, M. (Springer, 2017)
      Globalisation has resulted in the movement of organisms outside their natural range, often with negative ecological and economic consequences. As cities are hubs of anthropogenic activities, with both highly transformed ...
    • How the Yellowhammer became a Kiwi: the history of an alien bird invasion revealed 

      Pipek, P.; Pysek, P.; Blackburn, T.M. (Pensoft, 2015)
      New Zealand harbours a considerable number of alien plants and animals, and is often used as a model region for studies on factors determining the outcome of introductions. Alien birds have been a particular focus of ...
    • Human dependence on natural resources in rapidly urbanizing South African regions 

      Balbi, S.; Selomane, O.; Sitas, N.; Blanchard, R.; Kotzee, I.; O'Farrell, P.; Villa, F. (IOP Publishing Ltd, 2019)
      Enhancing the governance of social-ecological systems for more equitable and sustainable development is hindered by inadequate knowledge about how different social groups and communities rely on natural resources.Weused ...
    • Identifying alien bryophytes taking into account uncertainties: a reply to Patiño & Vanderpoorten 

      Essl, F.; Dullinger, S.; Moser, D.; Steinbauer, K.; Mang, T. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
      Recently, Pati~no & Vanderpoorten (2015, Journal of Biogeography, 42, doi:10.1111/ jbi.12492) commented on our manuscripts about patterns and processes of global bryophyte invasions. In particular, they argued that the ...
    • Impact of invasive alien plants on water provision in selected catchments 

      Preston, I.R.; Le Maitre, D.C.; Blignaut, J.N.; Louw, L.; Palmer, C.G. (Creative Commons Attribution License, 2018)
      We analyse the impact of failing to control invasive alien plants (IAPs) on the water supply to the Berg River and De Hoop Dams, in other words, the opportunity cost of not clearing IAPs in these two catchments. To do this ...