• Dancing to the message: African clawless otter scent marking behaviour 

      Jordaan, R.K.; Somers, M.J.; McIntyre, T. (Associazione Teriologica Italiana, 2017)
      Latrine use and behaviour at latrines have been studied in numerous otter species, but not African clawless otters, Aonyx capensis. We set up trail cameras at two latrines near Dullstroom, South Africa. On several occasions, ...
    • Data descriptor: Pacific introduced flora (PaciFLora) 

      Wohlwend, M.R.; Craven, D.; Weigelt, P.; Seebens, H.; Winter, M.; Kreft, H.; Dawson, W.; Essl, F.; van Kleunen, M.; Pergl, J.; Pyšek, P.; Space, J.; Thomas, P.; Knight, T. (2021)
      The Pacific region has the highest density of naturalized plant species worldwide, which makes it an important area for research on the ecology, evolution and biogeography of biological invasions. While different data ...
    • The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project 

      Hudson, L.N.; Newbold, T.; Contu, S.; Hill, S.L.L.; Lysenko, I.; De Palma, A.; Phillips, H.R.P.; Alhusseini, T.I.; Bedford, F.E.; Bennett, D.J.; Booth, H.; Burton, V.J.; Chng, C.W.T.; Choimes, A.; Correia, D.L.P.; Day, J.; Echeverria-Londono, S.; Emerson, S.R.; Gao, D.; Garon, M.; Harrison, M.L.K.; Ingram, D.J.; Jung, M.; Kemp, V.; Kirkpatrik, L.; Martin, C.D.; Pan, Y.; Pask-Hale, G.D.; Pynegar, E.L.; Robinson, A.N.; Sanchez-Ortiz, K.; Senior, R.A.; Simmons, B.I.; White, H.J.; Zhang, H.; Aben, J.; Abrahamczyk, S.; Adum, G.B.; Aguilar-Barquero, V.; Aizen, M.A.; Albertos, B.; Alcala, E.L.; del Mar Alguacil, M.; Alignier, A.; Ancrenaz, M.; Andersen, A.N.; Arbelaez-Cortes, E.; Armbrecht, I.; Arroyo-Rodríguez, V.; Aumann, T.; Axmacher, J.C.; Azhar, B.; Azpiroz, A.B.; Baeten, L.; Bakayoko, A.; Báldi, A.; Banks, J.E.; Baral, S.K.; Barlow, J.; Barratt, B.I.P.; Barrico, L.; Bartolommei, P.; Barton, D.M.; Basset, Y.; Batáry, P.; Bates, A.J.; Baur, B.; Bayne, E.M.; Beja, P.; Benedick, S.; Berg, A.; Bernard, H.; Berry, N.J.; Bhatt, D.; Bicknell, J.E.; Bihn, J.H.; Blake, R.J.; Bobo, K.S.; Bóçon, R.; Boekhout, T.; Böhning-Gaese, K.; Bonham, K.J.; Borges, P.A.V.; Borges, S.H.; Boutin, C.; Bouyer, J.; Bragagnolo, C.; Brandt, J.S.; Brearley, F.Q.; Brito, I.; Bros, V.; Brunet, J.; Buczkowski, G.; Buddle, C.M.; et al. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2017)
      The PREDICTS project—Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www.predicts.org.uk)—has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples ...
    • Dataset: Predators & mussels 

      Robinson, TB (2017-05-11)
    • Dates of signatory to international policy (conventions and agreements of organisations) relevant to controlling invasive alien species. 

      Spear, Dian (2012-03-07)
      Dates of signatory to international policy (conventions and agreements of organisations) relevant to controlling invasive alien species. Dates of signatory for RCW and WTO are adjusted to date of relevant resolutions. ...
    • Deciphering the worldwide invasion of the Asian long-horned beetle: A recurrent invasion process from the native area together with a bridgehead effect 

      Javal, M.; Lombaert, E.; Tsykun, T.; Courtin, C.; Kerdelhue, C.; Prospero, S.; Roques, A.; Roux, G. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2019)
      Retracing introduction routes is crucial for understanding the evolutionary processes involved in an invasion, as well as for highlighting the invasion history of a species at the global scale. The Asian long‐horned beetle ...
    • A decision-making framework for restoring riparian zones degraded by invasive alien plants in South Africa 

      Holmes, P.M.; Richardson, D.M.; Esler, K.J.; Witkowski, E.T.F.; Fourie, S. (2005-11)
      Riparian habitats in many parts of South Africa are severely degraded by invasive alien plants, especially trees. These invasions reduce water yields from catchments and affect riverine functioning and biodiversity. ...
    • The decline of water hyacinth on Lake Victoria was due to biological control by Neochetina spp. 

      Wilson, J.R.U.; Ajuonu, O.; Center, T.D.; Hill, M.P.; Julien, M.H.; Katagira, F.F.; Neuenschwander, P.; Njoka, S.W.; Ogwang, J.; Reeder, R.H.; Van, T. (Elsevier B.V., 2007)
      There has been some debate recently about the cause of the decline of water hyacinth on Lake Victoria. While much of this evidence points to classical biological control as the major factor, the El Niño associated weather ...
    • Deconstructing a controversial local range expansion: conservation biogeography of the painted reed frog (Hyperolius marmoratus) in South Africa 

      Tolley, K.A.; Davies, S.J.; Chown, S.L. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2008)
      Local range expansions might either be the response of populations to climate or landscape change, or be caused directly by human intervention. In the latter case the expansion would be considered the first in the steps ...
    • Deconstructing compassionate conservation 

      Haywad, M.W.; Callen, A.; Allen, B.L.; Ballard, G.; Broekhuis, F.; Bugir, C.; Clarke, R.H.; Clulow, J.; Clulow, S.; Daltry, J.C.; Davies-Mostert, H.T.; Fleming, P.J.S.; Griffin, A.S.; Howell, L.G.; Kerley, G.I.H.; Klop-Toker, K.; Legge, S.; Major, T.; Meyer, N.; Montgomery, R.A.; Moseby, K.; Parker, D.M.; Periquet, S.; Read, J.; Scanlon, R.J.; Seeto, R.; Shuttleworth, C.; Somers, M.J.; Tamessar, C.T.; Tuft, K.; Upton, R.; Valenzuela-Molina, M.; Wayne, A.; Witt, R.R.; Wuster, W. (2019)
      Compassionate conservation focuses on 4 tenets: first, do no harm; individuals matter; inclusivity of individual animals; and peaceful coexistence between humans and animals. Recently, compassionate conservation has been ...
    • Deconstructing intercontinental invasion pathway hypotheses of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) using a Bayesian inference approach: are port interceptions and quarantine protocols successfully preventing new invasions? 

      Karsten, M.; van Vuuren, B.J.; Addison, P.; Terblanche, J.S. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2015)
      Aim Knowledge of how effective interceptions and quarantine measures are in preventing new biological invasions is of paramount importance for maintaining ecosystem function in a rapidly changing world. Here, we determine ...
    • Decreased insect visitation to an native species caused by an invasive tree in the Cape Floristic Region 

      Gibson, M.R.; Pauw, A.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier Ltd, 2013)
      Flowering invasive plants can potentially reduce pollination rates in co-flowering native plant species by attracting shared flower visitors. We investigate the effect of a prolifically flowering invasive species, Acacia ...
    • Defining invasiveness and invisibility in ecological networks 

      Hui, C.; Richardson, D.M.; Landi, P.; Minoarivelo, H.O.; Garnas, J.; Roy, H.E. (Springer, 2016)
      The success of a biological invasion is context dependent, and yet two key concepts — the invasiveness of species and the invasibility of recipient ecosystems — are often defined and considered separately. We propose a ...
    • Defining optimal sampling effort for large-scale monitoring of invasive alien plants: a Bayesian method for estimating abundance and distribution 

      Hui, C.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Richardson, D.M.; MacFadyen, S. (2011)
      1. Monitoring the abundance and spatial structure of invasive alien plant populations is important for designing and measuring the efficacy of long-term management strategies. However, methods for monitoring over large ...
    • Defining the impact of non-native species 

      Jeschke, J.M.; Bacher, S.; Blackburn, T.M.; Dick, J.T.A.; Essl, F.; Evans, T.; Gaertner, M.; Hulme, P.E.; Kühn, I.; Mrugala, A.; Pergl, J.; Pyšek, P.; Rabitsch, W.; Ricciardi, A.; Richardson, D.M.; Sendek, A.; Vilá, M.; Winter, M.; Kumschick, S. (Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2014)
      Non-native species cause changes in the ecosystems to which they are introduced. These changes, or some of them, are usually termed impacts; they can be manifold and potentially damaging to ecosystems and biodiversity. ...
    • Deja vu? A second mytilid mussel, Semimytilus algosus, invades South Africa's west coast 

      de Greef, K.; Griffiths, C.L.; Zeeman, Z. (NISC (Pty) Ltd and Taylor & Francis, 2013)
      A second marine mussel is shown to have invaded South Africa’s west coast. Molecular techniques, based on intraspecific gene sequence divergences, prove its identity as Semimytilus algosus, a member of the family Mytilidae, ...
    • Delayed biodiversity change: no time to waste 

      Essl, F.; Dullinger, S.; Rabitsch, W.; Hulme, P.E.; Pysek, P.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier Ltd., 2015)
      Delayed biodiversity responses to environmental forcing mean that rates of contemporary biodiversity changes are underestimated, yet these delays are rarely addressed in conservation policies. Here, we identify mechanisms ...
    • Density of leopards Panthera pardus on protected and non-protected land in the Waterberg Biosphere, South Africa 

      Swanepoel, L.H.; Somers, M.J.; Dalerum, F. (Nordic Council for Wildlife Research, 2015)
      Data on the population size and trends of large carnivores remains the cornerstone of effective management and conservation programs. However, such data are rarely available for the majority of large carnivore species. ...
    • Density, body size and sex ratio of an indigenous spider along an altitudinal gradient in the sub-Antarctic 

      Lee, Jennifer E.; Somers, Michael J,; Chown, Steven L. (Cambridge Journals, 2012-02)
      Although spiders are a diverse and ecologically important group of predators across thesub-Antarctic islands, relatively little is known about their biology. Here we provide data on the abundance,body size variation and ...