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Current and future vulnerability of South African ecosystems to perennial grass invasion under global change scenarios
Invasive alien grasses are a group of increasing importance which respond to global changes and alter native plant community structure and ecosystem processes. To date there have been few studies that assess the ecological ...
Distribution of the invasive alien tree Schinus molle in western South Africa
We examined the distribution of the invasive alien tree Schinus molle (Peruvian pepper tree; Anacardiaceae) in South Africa, where it was planted over large areas. Localities of planted and naturalized trees were mapped ...
Integrating ecosystem services into conservation planning in South Africa
This thesis contains seven chapters that deals with the intergration of ecosystem services into conservation planning in South Africa. It starts with a review on the inclusion of ecosystem services in conservation plans, ...
Identifying high risk pathways and species to prevent biological invasions in South Africa
Data were extracted from alien species databases on alien species in South Africa, on their pathways and dates of introduction, their regions of origin, South African distribution and invasion status. These data were used ...
Species assembly patterns and protected area effectiveness in times of change: a focus on African avifauna
The challenge of conserving biodiversity is daunting. Despite some local conservation gains, most indicators of the condition of global biodiversity show declines since the 1970’s, while indicators of the threats to ...