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Back to the future: reflections and directions of South African marine bioinvasion research
(NISC (Pty) Ltd and Taylor & Francis, 2016)
Biological invasions continue to increase around the world, with impacts on many coastal marine systems. Here we review the South African marine invasion literature which, despite the field being relatively new, has grown ...
Patterns and drivers of marine bioinvasions in eight Western Cape harbours, South Africa
(Taylor & Francis, 2014)
In South Africa, fouling is the dominant vector of marine invasions, being responsible for 48% of the 86 alien introductions that are known. This study aimed to document alien species in fouling assemblages in eight Western ...
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 ...
Contrasting invasion patterns in intertidal and subtidal mussel communities.
(NISC (Pty) Ltd, 2018)
Two invasive mussel species are known from South Africa, Mytilus galloprovincialis and Semimytilus algosus. Most of the existing research on these invaders has focused on the intertidal zone, with little attention paid to ...