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Road verges as invasion corridors? A spatial hierarchical test in an arid ecosystem
Disturbed habitats are often swiftly colonized by alien plant species. Human inhabited areas may act as sources from which such aliens disperse, while road verges have been suggested as corridors facilitating their dispersal. ...
Reproductive potential and seedling establishment of the invasive alien tree Schinus molle (Anacardiaceae) in South Africa
(Ecological Society of Australia, 2009)
Schinus molle (Peruvian pepper tree) was introduced to South Africa more than 150 years ago and was widely planted, mainly along roads. Only in the last two decades has the species become naturalized and invasive in some ...
Invasive alien plants infiltrate bird-mediated shrub nucleation processes in arid savanna
1 The cultivation and dissemination of alien ornamental plants increases their potential to invade. More specifically, species with bird-dispersed seeds can potentially infiltrate natural nucleation processes in ...