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Invasion debt – quantifying future biological invasions
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2016)
Aim We develop a framework for quantifying invasions based on lagged trends in invasions (‘invasion debt’) with the aim of identifying appropriate metrics to quantify delayed responses at different invasion stages – from ...
Invasion trajectory of alien trees: the role of introduction pathway and planting history
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2014)
Global change is driving a massive rearrangement of the world’s biota. Trajectories of distributional shifts are shaped by species traits, the recipient environment and driving forces with many of the driving forces directly ...
Classifying the introduction pathways of alien species: are we moving in the right direction?
Alien species are introduced to new regions in many different ways and for different purposes. A number of frameworks have been developed to group such pathways of introduction into discrete categories in order to improve ...
Tarantulas (Araneae: Theraphosidae) in the pet trade in South Africa
Many alien species have been introduced around the world as part of the pet trade, and some have escaped captivity and become invasive. In South Africa, many species of tarantula (Theraphosidae) are kept as pets. It is not ...