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dc.contributor.authorEsler, KJ
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-20T11:20:54Z
dc.date.available2007-06-20T11:20:54Z
dc.date.issued2007-04
dc.identifier.issn0254-6299en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/297
dc.description.abstractWe consider how a range of vectors (“movers”) that disperse seeds in creeps and jumps at different spatial and temporal scales, and disturbances (“shakers” - natural and man-made disruptions of established natural vegetation), synergistically provide opportunities for transported propagules of invasive alien plants (IAP) to establish in the most vulnerable parts of South African ecosystems. A range of case studies are explored, highlighting areas in the landscape where movers and shakers interact to create a deadly cocktail of opportunity for invasion. In addition to being shaken, ecosystems are now increasingly being “stirred” by accelerating fragmentation, transformation, pollution and shifts in temperature and rainfall seasonality. We predict that these will accelerate the spread of IAPs. Are we faced with all-out warfare or do we need to accept a new world order? Awareness of the processes and their synergistic interaction should be used to guide management actions, particularly for linear corridors such as road, rail and powerline servitudesen
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectIAP vectorsen
dc.subjectNatural and man-made disturbanceen
dc.titleThe Movers and the shakers: invasive alien plant dispersal interactions with disturbancesen
dc.typePublished Conference Proceedingsen
dc.cibjournalSouth African Journal of Botanyen
dc.cibprojectRoadsides as reserves and bridgeheadsen


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