• Coordinating invasive alien species management in a biodiversity hotspot: The CAPE Invasive Alien Animals Working Group 

      Davies, S.J.; Bell, J.A.; Impson, D.; Mabin, C.; Meyer, M.; Rhoda, C.; Stafford, L.; Stephens, K.; Tafeni, M.; Turner, A.A.; van Wilgen, N.J.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Wood, J.; Measey, J. (2020)
      Background: The effectiveness of invasive alien species management in South Africa, and elsewhere, can be mproved by ensuring there are strong links and feedbacks between science and management. The CAPE Invasive Alien ...
    • Does restricted access limit management of invasive urban frogs? 

      Vimercati, G.; Davies, S.J.; Hui, C.; Measey, J. (Springer, 2017)
      Management recommendations that target urban invaders should consider environmental and socio-economic aspects peculiar to the urban landscape. Urbanization often leads to the fragmentation of the invaded landscape into ...
    • Emerging infectious diseases and biological invasions: a call for a One Health collaboration in science and management 

      Ogden, N.H.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Richardson, D.M.; Hui, C.; Davies, S.J.; Kumschick, S.; Le Roux, J.J.; Measey, J.; Saul, W.-C.; Pulliam, J.R.C. (The Royal Society Publishing, 2019)
      The study and management of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and of biological invasions both address the ecology of human-associated biological phenomena in a rapidly changing world. However, the two fields work mostly ...
    • A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species 

      Novoa, A.; Shackleton, R.; Canavan, S.; Cybele, C.; Davies, S.J.; Dehnen-Schmutz, K.; Fried, J.; Gaertner, M.; Geerts, S.; Griffiths, C.L.; Kaplan, H.; Kumschick, S.; Le Maitre, D.C.; Measey, G.J.; Nunes, A.L.; Richardson, D.M.; Robinson, T.B.; Touza, J.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Elsevier Ltd., 2018)
      Alien species can have major ecological and socioeconomic impacts in their novel ranges and so effective management actions are needed. However, management can be contentious and create conflicts, especially when stakeholders ...
    • Frog eat frog: exploring variables influencing anurophagy 

      Measey, G.J.; Vimercati, G.; de Villiers, F.A.; Mokhatla, M.M.; Davies, S.J.; Edwards, S.; Altwegg, R. (CC-BY 4.0, 2015)
      Background. Frogs are generalist predators of a wide range of typically small prey items. But descriptions of dietary items regularly include other anurans, such that frogs are considered to be among the most important of ...
    • A global assessment of alien amphibian impacts in a formal framework 

      Measey, G.J.; Vimercati, G.; de Villiers, F.A.; Mokhatla, M.; Davies, S.J.; Thorp, C.J.; Rebelo, A.D.; Kumschick, S. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2016)
      Aims The environmental and socio-economic impacts of alien species need to be quantified in a way that makes impacts comparable. This allows managers to prioritize their control or removal based on impact scores that can ...
    • A global meta-analysis of the ecological impacts of alien species on native amphibians 

      Nunes, A.L.; Fill, J.M.; Davies, S.J.; Louw, M.; Rebelo, A.D.; Thorp, C.J.; Vimercati, G.; Measey, J. (The Royal Society Publishing, 2019)
      The exponential increase in species introductions during the Anthropocene has brought about a major loss of biodiversity. Amphibians have suffered large declines, with more than 16% considered to be threatened by invasive ...
    • How repeatable is the Environmental Impact Classification of Alien Taxa (EICAT)? Comparing independent global impact assessments of amphibians 

      Kumschick, S.; Measey, G.J.; Vimercati, G.; de Villiers, F.A.; Mokhatla, M.M.; Davies, S.J.; Thorp, C.J.; Rebelo, A.D.; Blackburn, T.M.; Kraus, F. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2017)
      The magnitude of impacts some alien species cause to native environments makes them targets for regulation and management. However, which species to target is not always clear, and comparisons of a wide variety of impacts ...
    • Impact assessment with different scoring tools; How well do alien amphibian assessments match? 

      Kumschick, S.; Vimercati, G.; de Villiers, F.A.; Mokhatla, M.M.; Davies, S.J.; Thorp, C.J.; Rebelo, A.D.; Measey, G.J. (Pensoft Publishers, 2017)
      Classification of alien species’ impacts can aid policy making through evidence based listing and management recommendations. We highlight differences and a number of potential difficulties with two scoring tools, the ...
    • Integrating age structured and landscape resistance models to disentangle invasion dynamics of a pond-breeding anuran 

      Vimercati, G.; Hui, C.; Davies, S.J.; Measey, G.J. (Elsevier B.V., 2017)
      Modelling population dynamics of invasive species may help to propose effective management countermeasures. Invasion dynamics generally show recursive patterns across species and regions, where initial lag is followed by ...
    • Invasive amphibians in southern Africa: A review of invasion pathways 

      Measey, J.; Davies, S.J.; Vimercati, G.; Rebelo, A.; Schmidt, W.; Turner, A. (AOSIS, 2017)
      Background: Globally, invasive amphibians are known for their environmental and social impacts that range from poisoning of local fauna and human populations to direct predation on other amphibians. Although several ...
    • Science and education at the Centre for Invasion Biology 

      Davies, S.J.; Measey, G.J.; du Plessis, D.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer International Publishing, 2016)
      South Africa has severe problems caused by biological invasions in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems, and a long history of managing biological invasions. However, appreciation and systematic study of the ...
    • Soil biota in a megadiverse country: Current knowledge and future research directions in South Africa 

      Janion-Scheepers, C.; Measey, J.; Braschler, B.; Chown, S.L.; Coetzee, L.; Colville, J.F.; Dames, J.; Davies, A.B.; Davies, S.J.; Davis, A.L.V.; Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S.; Duffy, G.A.; Fourie, D.; Griffiths, C.; Haddad, C.R.; Hamer, M.; Herbert, D.G.; Hugo-Coetzee, E.A.; Jacobs, A.; Jacobs, K.; Jansen van Rensburg, C.; Lamani, S.; Lotz, L.N.; vdM. Louw, S.; Lyle, R.; Malan, A.P.; Marias, M.; Neethling, J.-A.; Nxele, T.C.; Plisko, D.J.; Prendine, L.; Rink, A.N.; Swart, A.; Theron, P.; Truter, M.; Ueckermann, E.; Uys, V.M.; Villet, M.H.; Willows-Munro, S.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Elsevier GmbH, 2016)
      Soils are integral to agricultural productivity, biodiversity, and the maintenance of ecosystem services. However, soil ecosystem research depends on foundational biological knowledge that is often missing. In this review, ...