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Revealing the scale of marine bioinvasions in developing regions: a South African re-assessment
(Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2011-05)
As recently as 2009 the number of introductions recorded for South Africa comprised 22 marine and estuarine species. This review aims to reassess the diversity and scale of introduced marine and estuarine species in the ...
Introduced and cryptogenic marine and estuarine species of South Africa
(Taylor & Francis, 2011-10)
The introduction history, systematics, transport vectors and distribution patterns of 85 introduced and 39 cryptogenic marine or estuarine animals and plants of South Africa are presented. This represents an addition of ...
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, ...
Evolutionary history of the Karoo bush rat, Myotomys unisulcatus (Rodentia: Muridae): disconcordance between morphology and genetics
(The Linnean Society of London, 2011)
Morphological characters have historically been used as the basis for mammalian taxonomic designations and, in a geographic context, subspecies descriptions. Geographic genetic structuring of a species, however, often ...
Widespread plant species: natives versus aliens in our changing world
Estimates of the level of invasion for a region are traditionally based on relative numbers of native and alien species. However, alien species differ dramatically in the size of their invasive ranges. Here we present ...
A native at home and abroad: the history, politics, ethics and aesthetics of acacias
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011)
Aim Anthropogenic introductions of Australian Acacia spp. that become classed as alien invasive species have consequences besides the physical, spatial and ecological: there are also cultural, ethical and political ...