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Invasive plants as drivers of regime shifts: identifying high-priority invaders that alter feedback relationships
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2014)
Aim A major challenge for invasion ecology is to identify high-impact invaders to guide prioritization of management interventions. We argue that species with the potential to cause regime shifts (altered states of ecosystem ...
Defining the impact of non-native species
(Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2014)
Non-native species cause changes in the ecosystems to which they are introduced. These changes, or some of them, are usually termed impacts; they can be manifold and potentially damaging to ecosystems and biodiversity. ...
The impact of land abandonment on species richness and abundance in the Mediterranean Basin: A meta-analysis
(Public Library of Science, 2014-05-27)
Land abandonment is common in the Mediterranean Basin, a global biodiversity hotspot, but little is known about its impacts on biodiversity. To upscale existing case-study insights to the Pan-Mediterranean level, we ...
Wild flower harvesting on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa: Impact of harvesting intensity under a simulated commercial harvesting regime for two re-seeding and two re-sprouting fynbos species
(Elsevier B.V., 2014)
We present a simple method for assessing the medium-term sustainability of different flower harvesting intensities (i.e. percentage of number of stems harvested per individual) for two re-seeders and re-sprouters of fynbos ...