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Invasion of grasslands by silver wattle, Acacia dealbata (Mimosaceae), alters beetle (Coleoptera) assemblage structure
(SA ePublications, 2007)
Alien plants are rapidly invading natural areas in South Africa but their impacts on biodiversity, particularly on arthropods, are poorly understood. We examined the impact of silver wattle, Acacia dealbata, invasion on ...
Species richness of alien plants in South Africa: environmental correlates and the relationship with indigenous plant species richness
This study explores the correlates of alien plant species richness in South Africa at the scale of quarter-degree squares (QDS; ≈ 25 x 27 km; 675km2). We considered all alien plant species for which we had records and a ...
Are environmental transitions more prone to biological invasions?
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2013)
Aim To examine whether at a subcontinental-scale ecotonal areas of transition between vegetation communities are at higher risk of plant invasion. Location South Africa and Lesotho. Methods Using plant data on native and ...