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Biological invasions in the Cape Floristic Region: history, current patterns, impacts, and management challenges
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
The Cape Floristic Region (CFR) is the most invaded terrestrial area in South Africa in terms of: the conspicuous prominence of (mainly woody) invasive plants (Fig 12.1, Plate 12) (Henderson 2007); the area invaded as ...
ABSTRACT: Reporting on the state of plant invasions in South Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 2017)
Acacia saligna’s soil legacy effects persist up to 10 years after clearing: Implications for ecological restoration
(Ecological Society of Australia, 2017)
To reduce the negative impacts of invasive plants, management interventions such as control or eradication are usually necessary. It is often assumed that the impacts of invasive plants will diminish immediately after such ...
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 ...
Barriers to ecosystem restoration presented by soil legacy effects of invasive alien N2-fixing woody species: implications for ecological restoration
(Society for Ecological Restoration, 2018)
Impacts of invasive alien N2-fixing woody species and how they can persist as soil legacy effects after invasive species control are well appreciated, but how soil legacy effects can present barriers to restoration is ...
Using counterfactuals to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of controlling biological invasions
(Ecological Society of America, 2016)
Prioritizing limited conservation funds for controlling biological invasions requires accurate estimates of the effectiveness of interventions to remove invasive species and their cost-effectiveness (cost per unit area ...
Managing invasive species in cities: A framework from Cape Town, South Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 2016)
Invasive non-native species are often more prevalent in cities than in rural areas because of numerous environmental disturbances and higher propagule pressure. Attempts to manage invasive species in cities are often ...
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 ...
Re-establishment of Protea repens after clearing invasive Acacia saligna: Consequences of soil legacy effects and native nitrophilic weedy species
(Elsevier B.V., 2018)
Invasive Australian acacias can alter soil chemistry and microbial communities in areas they invade. After clearing invasive acacias, these changes can persist, and previously invaded areas can become dominated by nitrophilic ...