Recent Submissions

  • Emerging infectious diseases and biological invasions: a call for a One Health collaboration in science and management 

    Ogden, N.H.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Richardson, D.M.; Hui, C.; Davies, S.J.; Kumschick, S.; Le Roux, J.J.; Measey, J.; Saul, W.-C.; Pulliam, J.R.C. (The Royal Society Publishing, 2019)
    The study and management of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and of biological invasions both address the ecology of human-associated biological phenomena in a rapidly changing world. However, the two fields work mostly ...
  • Alien bamboos in South Africa: a socio-historical perspective 

    Canavan, S.; Richardson, D.M.; Le Roux, J.J.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Springer, 2019)
    Changes in fashions and economic imperatives underlying plant introductions have a profound influence on the movement of species around the world. Using bamboo introductions into South Africa as a case-study, we explore ...
  • Frontiers of Biogeography: taking its place as a journal of choice for the publication of high quality biogeographical research articles 

    Whittaker, R.J.; Horal, J.; Sax, D.F.; Currie, D.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Stigall, A.L.; Dawson, M.N. (CC-BY 4.0, 2018)
    Through this editorial we seek your support and engagement as authors, readers and reviewers as we take the next steps in developing Frontiers of Biogeography as a leading international journal of biogeography and related ...
  • How to invade an ecological network 

    Hui, C.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier Ltd, 2019)
    Invasion science is in a state of paradox, having low predictability despite strong, identifiable covariates of invasion performance. We propose shifting the foundation metaphor of biological invasions from a linear filtering ...
  • Acacia mangium Willd: benefits and threats associated with its increasing use around the world. 

    Koutika, L.-S.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer Open, 2019)
    Background: Acacia mangium, a fast-growing tree native to parts of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia, has been cultivated outside its native environment and introduced into humid tropical lowland regions of Asia, ...
  • Different environmental drivers of alien tree invasion affect different life-stages and operate at different spatial scales 

    Vicente, J.R.; Kueffer, C.; Richardson, D.M.; Vaz, A.S.; Cabral, J.A.; Hui, C.; Araujo, M.B.; Kuhn, I.; Kull, C.A.; Verburg, P.H.; Marchante, E.; Honrado, J.P. (Elsevier B.V., 2019)
    Identifying the key factors driving invasion processes is crucial for designing and implementing appropriate management strategies. In fact, the importance of (model-based) prevention and early detection was highlighted ...
  • Tall-statured grasses: a useful functional group for invasion science 

    Canavan, S.; Meyerson, L.A.; Packer, J.G.; Pysek, P.; Maurel, N.; Lozano, V.; Richardson, D.M.; Brundu, G.; Canavan, K.; Cicatelli, A.; Cuda, J.; Dawson, W.; Essl, F.; Guarino, F.; Guo, W.-Y.; van Kleunen, M.; Kreft, H.; Lambertini, C.; Pergl, J.; Skalova, H.; Soreng, R.J.; Visser, V.; Vorontsova, M.S.; Weigelt, P.; Winter, M.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Springer, 2019)
    Species in the grass family (Poaceae) have caused some of the most damaging invasions in natural ecosystems, but plants in this family are also among the most widely used by humans. Therefore, it is important to be able ...
  • The functional potential of the rhizospheric microbiome of an invasive tree species, Acacia dealbata 

    Kamutando, C.N.; Vikram, S.; Makhalanyane, T.P.; Greve, M.; Le Roux, J.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Cowan, D.A.; Valverde, A.; Kamgan-Nkuekam, G (Springer, 2019)
    Plant-microbe interactions mediate both the invasiveness of introduced plant species and the impacts that they have in invaded ecosystems. Although the phylogenetic composition of the rhizospheric microbiome of Acacia ...
  • Explaining people’s perceptions of invasive alien species: A conceptual framework. 

    Shackleton, R.T.; Richardson, D.M.; Shackleton, C.M.; Bennett, B.; Crowley, S.L.; Dehnen-Schmutz, K.; Estevez, R.A.; Fischer, A.; Kueffer, C.; Kull, C.A.; Marchante, E.; Novoa, A.; Potgieter, L.J.; Vaas, J.; Vaz, A.S.; Larson, B.M.H. (Elsevier Ltd, 2019)
    Human perceptions of nature and the environment are increasingly being recognised as important for environmental management and conservation. Understanding people's perceptions is crucial for understanding behaviour and ...
  • The human and social dimensions of invasion science and management 

    Shackleton, R.T.; Larson, B.M.H.; Novoa, A.; Richardson, D.M.; Kull, C.A. (Elsevier Ltd, 2019)
    Biological invasions are a leading cause of global environmental change given their effects on both humans and biodiversity. Humans introduce invasive alien species and may facilitate their establishment and spread, which ...
  • Perceptions of impact: Invasive alien plants in the urban environment 

    Potgieter, L.J.; Gaertner, M.; O'Farrell, P.J.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier Ltd, 2019)
    Many alien plant species are introduced to urban areas to create, augment or restore ecosystem services (ES). However, many of these species spread beyond original plantings, sometimes causing negative effects on existing ...
  • Drivers of species turnover vary with species commonness for native and alien plants with different residence times 

    Latombe, G.; Richardson, D.M.; Pysek, P.; Kucera, T.; Hui, C. (Ecological Society of America, 2018)
    Communities comprising alien species with different residence times are natural experiments allowing the assessment of drivers of community assembly over time. Stochastic processes (such as dispersal and fluctuating ...
  • A multi-criterion approach for prioritizing areas in urban ecosystems for active restoration following invasive plant control 

    Mostert, E.; Gaertner, M.; Holmes, P.M.; O'Farrell, P.J.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer, 2018)
    Resources for biodiversity conservation and invasive plant management are limited, and restoring invaded vegetation is labour-intensive and expensive. Managers must prioritize their actions to achieve their goals efficiently ...
  • A taxonomically and geographically constrained information base limits non-native reptile and amphibian risk assessment: a systematic review 

    van Wilgen, N.J.; Gillespie, M.S.; Richardson, D.M.; Measey, J. (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0, 2018)
    For many taxa, new records of non-native introductions globally occur at a near exponential rate. We undertook a systematic review of peer-reviewed publications on non-native herpetofauna, to assess the information ...
  • Managing urban plant invasions: a multi-criteria prioritization approach 

    Potgieter, L.J.; Gaertner, M.; Irlich, U.M.; O'Farrell, P.J.; Stafford, L.; Vogt, H.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer, 2018)
    Alien plant invasions in urban areas can have considerable impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services (ES). Managing urban plant invasions is particularly challenging given the complex interactions between ecological, ...
  • Stakeholder engagement in the study and management of invasive alien species 

    Shackleton, R.T.; Adriaens, T.; Brundu, G.; Dehnen-Schmutz, K.; Estevez, R.A.; Fried, J.; Larson, B.M.H.; Liu, S.; Marchante, H.; Moshobane, M.C.; Novoa, A.; Reed, M.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier Ltd, 2019)
    Invasive alien species are a major driver of global environmental change and a range of management interventions are needed to manage their effects on biodiversity, ecosystem services, human well-being and local livelihoods. ...
  • Biodiversity assessments: Origin matters 

    Pauchard, A.; Meyerson, L.A.; Bacher, S.; Blackburn, T.M.; Brundu, G.; Cadotte, M.W.; Courchamp, F.; Essl, F.; Genovesi, P.; Haider, S.; Holmes, N.D.; Hulme, P.E.; Jeschke, J.M.; Lockwood, J.L.; Novoa, A.; Nunez, M.A.; Peltzer, D.A.; Pysek, P.; Richardson, D.M.; Simberloff, D.; Smith, K.; van Wilgen, B.W.; Vila, M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Winter, M.; Zenni, R.D. (Creative Commons Attribution License, 2018)
    Recent global efforts in biodiversity accounting, such as those undertaken through the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), ...
  • Medium-term vegetation recovery after removal of invasive Eucalyptus camaldulensis stands along a South African river 

    Ruwanza, S.; Gaertner, M.; Esler, K.J.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier B.V., 2018)
    Effective ecological restoration requires detailed monitoring to determine the success achieved through different interventions in achieving objectives. In 2017, we resurveyed riparian sites along the Berg River in the ...
  • Similarity of introduced plant species to native ones facilitates naturalization, but differences enhance invasion success 

    Divisek, J.; Chytry, M.; Beckage, B.; Gotelli, N.J.; Lososova, Z.; Pysek, P.; Richardson, D.M.; Molofsky, J. (Nature, 2018)
    The search for traits associated with plant invasiveness has yielded contradictory results, in part because most previous studies have failed to recognize that different traits are important at different stages along the ...
  • Insights on the persistence of pines (Pinus species) in the Late Cretaceous and their increasing dominance in the Anthropocene 

    Singh, S.P.; Inderjit; Singh, J.S.; Majumdar, S.; Moyano, J.; Nunez, M.A.; Richardson, D.M. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2018)
    Although gymnosperms were nearly swept away by the rise of the angiosperms in the Late Cretaceous, conifers, and pines (Pinus species) in particular, survived and regained their dominance in some habitats. Diversification ...

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