• From Chile to the South African west coast: first reports of the Chilean stone crab Homalaspis plana (H.Milne Edwards, 1834) and the South American sunstar Heliaster helianthus (Lamarck, 1816) outside their natural ranges 

      Peters, K.; Robinson, T.B. (REABIC, 2018)
      The South American multiradiate sunstar Heliaster helianthus (Lamarck, 1816) and the Chilean stone crab Homalaspis plana (H. Milne Edwards, 1834) are marine predators that, previous to this report, have no invasion ...
    • From introduction to equilibrium: reconstructing the invasive pathways of the Argentine ant in a Mediterranean region 

      Roura-Pascual, Nuria; Bas, Josep M.; Thuiller, Wilfried; Hui, Cang; Krug, Rainer; Brotons, Lluis (2009)
      Determining the geographical range of invasive species is an important component of formulating effective management strategies. In the absence of detailed distributional data, species distribution models can provide ...
    • From the inverse density-area relationship to the minimum patch size of a host-parasitoid system 

      Zhao, ZH; He, DH; Hui, C (2012)
      The minimum amount of suitable habitat (MASH) is an important concept in conservation biological control. Two methods for estimating the MASH have been proposed by McCoy and Mushinsky based on an inverse density–area ...
    • From the Neotropics to the Namib: evidence for rapid ecological divergence following extreme long-distance dispersal 

      Gildenhuys, E.; Ellis, A.G.; Carroll, S.; Le Roux, J.J. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2015)
      Extreme long-distance dispersal is an important process in plant biogeography. Such events can lead to rapid diversification due to founder effects, genetic drift and novel selection in recipient environments. Balloon ...
    • 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 ...
    • Frugivorous birds visit fruits of emerging alien shrub species more frequently than those of established alien and native shrub species in the South African Mediterranean climate region 

      Mokotjomela, T.M.; Musil, C.F.; Esler, K.J. (2013)
      We compared daily visitation frequency indices by 4 large (>150 g), 7 medium-size (50–150 g), 5 small (30–50 g) and 8 and tiny (b30 g) frugivorous bird species on fleshy fruits of two native shrubs (Olea europaea subsp. ...
    • Functional divergence between morphs of a dwarf chameleon: differentiaol locomotor kinematics in relation to habitat structure 

      Higham, T.E.; Measey, G.J.; Birn-Jeffery, A.V.; Herrel, A.; Tolley, K.A. (The Linnean Society of London, 2015)
      Arboreal lizards are extremely effective at moving in structurally complex habitats, including surfaces of varying diameter and incline. Chameleons exemplify this by exhibiting a number of morphological specializations for ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Functional responses of a cosmopolitan invader demonstrate intraspecific variability in consumer-resource dynamics 

      Howard, B.R.; Barrios-O'Neill, D.; Alexander, M.E.; Dick, J.T.A.; Therriault, T.W.; Robinson, T.B.; Cote, I.M. (CCBY, 2018)
      Background. Variability in the ecological impacts of invasive species across their geographical ranges may decrease the accuracy of risk assessments. Comparative functional response analysis can be used to estimate invasive ...
    • Functional responses of retaliatory killing versus recreational sport hunting of leopards in South Africa 

      Swanepoel, L.H.; Somers, M.J.; Dalerum, F. (PloS, 2015-04-25)
      Predation strategies in response to altering prey abundances can dramatically influence the demographic effects of predation. Despite this, predation strategies of humans are rarely incorporated into quantitative assessments ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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: 469-557 

      Crous, P.W.; Wingfield, M.J.; Burgess, T.I.; Hardy, G.E.S.J.; Crane, C.; Barrett, S.; Cano-Lira, J.F.; Le Roux, J.J.; Thangavel, R.; Guarro, J.; Stchigel, A.M.; Martin, M.P.; Alfredo, D.S.; Barber, P.A.; Barreto, R.W.; Baseia, I.G.; Cano-Canals, J.; Cheewangkoon, R.; Ferreira, R.J.; Gene, J.; Lechat, C.; Moreno, G.; Roets, F.; Shivas, R.G.; Sousa, J.O.; Tan, Y.P.; Wiederhold, N.P.; Abell, S.E.; Accioly, T.; Albizu, J.L.; Alves, J.L.; Antoniolli, Z.I.; Aplin, N.; Araujo, J.; Arzanlou, M.; Bezerra, J.D.P.; Bouchara, J.-P; Carlavilla, J.R.; Castillo, A.; Castroagudin, V.L.; Ceresini, P.C.; Claridge, G.F.; Coelho, G.; Coimbra, V.R.M.; Costa, L.A.; da Cunha, K.C.; da Silva, S.S.; Daniel, R.; de Beer, Z.W.; Duenas, M.; Edwards, J.; Enwistle, P.; Fiuza, P.O.; Fournier, J.; Garcia, D.; Gibertoni, T.B.; Giraud, S.; Guevara-Suarez, M.; Gusmao, L.F.P.; Haituk, S.; Heykoop, M.; Hirooka, Y.; Hofmann, T.A.; Houbraken, J.; Hughes, D.P.; Kautmanova, I.; Koppel, O.; Koukol, O.; Larsson, E.; Latha, K.P.D.; Lee, D.H.; Lisboa, D.O.; Lisboa, W.S.; Lopez-Villalba, A.; Maciel, J.L.N.; Manimohan, P.; Manjon, J.L.; Marincowitz, S.; Marney, T.S.; Meijer, M.; Miller, A.N.; Olariaga, I.; Paiva, L.M.; Piepenburg, M.; Poveda-Molero, J.C.; Raj, K.N.A.; Raja, H.A.; Rougeron, A.; Salcedo, I.; Samadi, R.; Santos, T.A.B.; Scarlett, K.; Seifert, K.A.; Shuttleworth, L.A.; Silva, G.A.; Silva, M.; Siqueira, J.P.Z.; Souza-Motta, C.M.; Stephenson, S.L.; Sutton, D.A.; Tamakeaw, N.; Telleria, M.T.; Valenzuela-Lopez, N.; Viljoen, A.; Visagie, C.M.; Vizzini, A.; Wartchow, F.; Wingfield, B.D.; Yurchenko, E.; Zamora, J.C.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center & Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2016)
      Novel species of fungi described in this study include those from various countries as follows: Australia: Apiognomonia lasiopetali on Lasiopetalum sp., Blastacervulus eucalyptorum on Eucalyptus adesmophloia, Bullanockia ...
    • 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 ...
    • Further support for thermal ecosystem engineering by wandering albatross 

      Haupt, T.M.; Sinclair, B.J.; Shaw, J.D.; Chown, S.L. (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
      On sub-Antarctic Marion Island, wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) nests support high abundances of tineid moth, Pringleophaga marioni, caterpillars. Previous work proposed that the birds serve as thermal ecosystem ...
    • Future Ecosystem Services in a Southern African River Basin: a Scenario Planning Approach to Uncertainty 

      Bohensky, EL; Reyers, B; van Jaarsveld, AS (BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2006)
      Scenario planning is a promising tool for dealing with uncertainty, but it has been underutilized in ecology and conservation. The use of scenarios to explore ecological dynamics of alternative futures has been given a ...
    • The future of nature: Documents of global change 

      Carruthers, J. (Taylor & Francis, 2014)