• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Why have a pet amphibian? Insights from YouTube 

      Measey, J.; Basson, A.; Rebelo, A.D.; Nunes, A.L.; Vimercati, G.; Louw, M.; Mohanty, N.P. (Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), 2019)
      The desire to own a pet amphibian is growing, and with it a growth in amphibian trade and in negative impacts on native populations, including disease transmission and invasive amphibian populations. We know very little ...