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A predicted niche shift corresponds with increased thermal resistance in an invasive mite, Halotydeus destructor
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2013)
Aim Predicted distributions of invasive species are often not congruent between their realized native and introduced ranges, but the reasons for this are rarely investigated empirically. We tested for niche shift in an ...
The ecological effectiveness of protected areas: a case study for South African birds
(The Zoological Society of London, 2011)
While the importance of individual protected areas (PAs) to biological conservation is widely acknowledged, rather few empirical studies have explicitly attempted to assess their ecological effectiveness. Significantly, ...
Realizing a synergy between research and education: how participation in ant monitoring helps raise biodiversity awareness in a resource-poor country
(Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2010)
Biodiversity-rich, resource-poor countries need to allocate scarce resources to the competing goals of identifying and monitoring their biodiversity and educating their populace about it. Often only relatively wealthy ...
Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns in South Africa’s national parks
(Royal Meteorological Society, 2016)
Air temperatures have increased globally over the past decades, while rainfall changes have been more variable, but are taking place. In South Africa, substantial climate-related impacts are predicted, and protected area ...
Indirect effects of habitat disturbance on invasion: nutritious litter from a grazing resistant plant favors alien over native Collembola
(John Wiley & Sons, 2015)
Biological invasions are major threats to biodiversity, with impacts that may be compounded by other forms of environmental change. Observations of high density of the invasive springtail (Collembola), Hypogastrura ...