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Small urban centres as launching sites for plant invasions in natural areas: insights from South Africa
Alien species are often first introduced to urban areas, so it is unsurprising that towns and cities are often hotspots for invasions. However, while large cities are usually the first sites of introduction, small towns ...
ABSTRACT: Reporting on the state of plant invasions in South Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 2017)
A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species
(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 ...
Non-native species in urban environments: patterns, processes, impacts and challenges
Although urban ecosystems are hotspots for biological invasions, the field of invasion science has given scant attention to invasion dynamics and the challenges facing managers in towns and cities. This paper provides ...
Ecological research and conservation manangement in the Cape Floristic Region between 1945 and 2015: History, current understanding and future challenges
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
In 1945, the Royal Society of South Africa published a wide-ranging report, prepared by a committee led by Dr C.L. Wicht, dealing with the preservation of the globally unique and highly diverse vegetation of the south-western ...
How do invasive species travel to and through urban environments?
Globalisation has resulted in the movement of organisms outside their natural range, often with negative ecological and economic consequences. As cities are hubs of anthropogenic activities, with both highly transformed ...
Contributions to the National Status Report on Biological Invasions in South Africa
South Africa has committed to producing a National Status Report on Biological Invasions by October 2017 and thereafter every three years. This will be the first status report at a national level specifically on biological ...
The distribution and status of alien plants in a small South African town
(Elsevier B.V., 2018)
1. The invasion of alien plants into natural ecosystems in South Africa is a substantial conservation concern. The primary reason for the introduction of alien plants has been ornamental horticulture, and urban centres are ...
The absence of fire can cause a lag phase: The invasion dynamics of Banksia ericifolia (Proteaceae)
The transition from a species introduction to an invasion often spans many decades (a lag phase). However, few studies have determined the mechanisms underlying lag phases. Such a mechanistic understanding is vital if ...