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Stronger regional biosecurity is essential to prevent hundreds of harmful biological invasions
Biological invasions often transcend political boundaries, but the capacity of countries to prevent invasions varies. How this variation in biosecurity affects the invasion risks posed to the countries involved is unclear. ...
The threats posed by the pet trade in alien terrestrial invertebrates in South Africa
The pet trade has been a major pathway for the introduction of vertebrate invaders, but little is known about its role in invertebrate invasions. Here we assess the trade in terrestrial invertebrates (excluding spiders) ...
Alnus glutinosa (Betulaceae) in South Africa: invasive potential and management options
Invasive alien plants cause major environmental and economic impacts and preventing the establishment and spread of emerging invaders is crucial. Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa) is well established as a widespread invader ...
Double trouble: the implications of climate change for biological invasions
The implications of climate change for biological invasions are multifaceted and vary along the invasion process. Changes in vectors and pathways are likely to manifest in changes in transport routes and destinations, ...
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 ...