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A new species and first record of the genus Triacanthella Schäffer, 1897 (Collembola, Poduromorpha, Hypogastruridae) for Africa
The first species of the genus Triacanthella to be recorded from Africa is described. Triacanthella madiba sp. n. belongs to the Southern Hemisphere group of the genus. It is morphologically closely related to T. vogeli ...
Melaleuca parvistaminea Byrnes (Myrtaceae) in South Africa: Invasion risk and feasibility of eradication
We document and assess management options for the first reported invasion of Melaleuca parvistaminea Byrnes (initially identified asM. ericifolia) in the world, in the context of a South African wetland ecosystem. Delimitation ...
Annual Research Meeting 2012 Posters
MSc and PhD students funded or supported by the Centre for Invasion Biology submitted A2 size posters to demonstrate their project research and findings to date.
The role of nest surface temperatures and the brain in influencing ant metabolic rates
(Elsevier Ltd., 2016)
Thermal limits of insects can be influenced by recent thermal history: here we used thermolimit respirometry to determine metabolic rate responses and thermal limits of the dominant meat ant, Iridomyrmex purpureus. Firstly, ...
Mechanistic models for predicting insect responses to climate change
Mechanistic models of the impacts of climate change on insects can be seen as very specific hypotheses about the connections between microclimate, ecophysiology and vital rates. These models must adequately capture ...
An assessment of a proposal to eradicate non-native fish from priority rivers in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa
(Taylor & Francis, 2012)
Non-native fish are considered the most important threat to the survival of the indigenous freshwater fishes in the Cape Floristic Region (CFR). A pilot project to evaluate the use of the piscicide rotenone to eradicate ...
First record of the marine alien amphipod Caprella mutica (Schurin, 1935) in South Africa
We report the first discovery of the marine amphipod Caprella mutica (Schurin, 1935), commonly known as the Japanese skeleton shrimp, in South African waters. This amphipod is indigenous to north-east Asia and has invaded ...
Raising the flag on marine alien fouling species
Harbours are known introduction foci of marine alien species. They act as recipients of new introductions and as sources for regional spread. We report on subtidal surveys of fouling communities from 14 harbours along the ...
Invasive Alien Species Indicator Database and Related Work
The aim of this project was to develop a global indicator of biological invasion for the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) 2010 target. In developing this indicator we created a database which lists all documented ...
End Note Library for IASI project
This is the end note library that was created during the population of the Global Invasive Alien Species Indicator.