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Predation-driven biotic resistance fails to restrict the spread of a sessile rocky shore invader
(Inter Research, 2015-03-02)
The invasive barnacle Balanus glandula has progressively spread along the South African west coast. We used multiple approaches to assess the role of predation by indigenous whelks in regulating this expansion. B. glandula ...
Oysters as vectors of marine aliens, with notes on four introduced species associated with oyster farming in South Africa
(South African Journals, 2010-04)
Translocated oysters are well known to act as vectors of marine alien species, but to date this topic has received scant attention in South Africa, despite the fact that oysters have been imported into this region since ...
The history and status of oyster exploitation and culture in South Africa
(National Shellfisheries Association, 2010)
Both wild and cultivated oysters are consumed in South Africa. Edible wild oysters include Striostrea margaritacea, Saccostrea cucullata, Ostrea atherstonei, and O. algoensis, all of which occur along the south and east ...
Intra-regional translocations of epifaunal and infaunal species associated with cultured Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas
Farmed oysters host a diverse community of epifaunal and infaunal fouling taxa, including alien species, and these are easily translocated in the course of commercial oyster trade. We document the diversity and densities ...
Changes in habitat complexity resulting from sequential invasions of a rocky shore: implications for community structure
Worldwide, marine rocky shores are being modified by alien species, but their successive impacts are rarely recorded. We documented sequential invasions of Marcus Island on the west coast of South Africa by comparing ...
Early life-history processes and their implications for the invasion of the barnacle Balanus glandula
(Taylor & Francis, 2017)
As invasions become increasingly prevalent, it is important to understand how spread may be moderated by environmental conditions. This study considered the effect of location and changing substratum temperature on the ...