• A unified classification on alien species based on the magnitude of their environmental impacts 

      Blackburn, T.M.; Essl, F.; Evans, T.; Hulme, P.E.; Jeschke, J.M.; Kuhn, I.; Kumschick, S.; Markova, Z.; Mrugala, A.; Nentwig, W.; Pergl, J.; Pysek, P.; Rabitsch, W.; Ricciardi, A.; Richardson, D.M.; Sendek, A.; Vila, M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Winter, M.; Genovesi, P.; Bacher, S. (Public Library of Science, 2014-05-06)
      Species moved by human activities beyond the limits of their native geographic ranges into areas in which they do not naturally occur (termed aliens) can cause a broad range of significant changes to recipient ecosystems; ...
    • Unlocking the potential of Google Earth as a tool in invasion science 

      Visser, V.; Langdon, B.; Pauchard, A.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer, 2014)
      Distribution data are central to many invasion science applications. The shortage of good information on the distribution of alien species and their spatial dynamics is largely attributable to the cost, effort and expertise ...
    • Unresolved native range taxonomy complicates inferences in invasion ecology: Acacia dealbata Link as an example 

      Hirsch, H.; Gallien, L.; Impson, F.A.C.; Kleinjan, C.; Richardson, D.M.; Le Roux, J.J. (Springer, 2017)
      Elaborate and expensive endeavours are underway worldwide to understand and manage biological invasions. However, the success of such efforts can be jeopardised due to taxonomic uncertainty. We highlight how unresolved ...
    • Use of non-timber forest products from invasive alien Prosopis species (mesquite) and native trees in South Africa: implications for management 

      Shackleton, R.T.; Le Maitre, D.C.; van Wilgen, B.W.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer, 2015)
      Background: Prosopis species have been introduced to many areas outside their native range to provide benefits to local communities. Several Prosopis species and their hybrids (hereafter “mesquite”) have, however, become ...
    • Using counterfactuals to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of controlling biological invasions 

      McConnachie, M.M.; van Wilgen, B.W.; Ferraro, P.J.; Forsyth, A.T.; Richardson, D.M.; Gaertner, M.; Cowling, R.M. (Ecological Society of America, 2016)
      Prioritizing limited conservation funds for controlling biological invasions requires accurate estimates of the effectiveness of interventions to remove invasive species and their cost-effectiveness (cost per unit area ...
    • Using the “regime shift” concept in addressing social-ecological change 

      Kull, C.A.; Kueffer, C.; Richardson, D.M.; Vaz, A.S.; Vicente, J.R.; Honrado, J.P. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018)
      ‘Regime shift’ has emerged as a key concept in the environmental sciences. The concept has roots in complexity science and its ecological applications, and is increasingly applied to intertwined social and ecological ...
    • Weed risk assessments are an effective component of invasion risk management 

      Gordon, D.R.; Flory, S.L.; Lieurance, D.; Hulme, P.E.; Buddenhagen, C.; Caton, B.; Champion, P.D.; Culley, T.M.; Daehler, C.; Essl, F.; Hill, J.E.; Keller, R.P.; Kohl, L.; Koop, A.L.; Kumschick, S.; Lodge, D.M.; Mack, R.N.; Meyerson, L.A.; Pallipparambil, G.R.; Panetta, F.D.; Porter, R.; Pysek, P.; Quinn, L.D.; Richardson, D.M.; Simberloff, D.; Vila, M. (Wees Science Society of America(WSSA), 2016)
    • What predicts the richness of seeder and resprouter species in fire-prone Cape fynbos: Rainfall reliability of vegetation density? 

      Cowling, R.M.; Gallien, L.; Richardson, D.M.; Ojeda, F. (Ecological Society of Australia, 2018)
      In ecosystems subject to regular canopy fires, woody species have evolved two general strategies of post-fire regeneration. Seeder species are killed by fire and populations regenerate solely by post-fire recruitment from ...
    • Which taxa are alien? Criteria, applications, and uncertainties 

      Essl, F.; Bacher, S.; Genovesi, P.; Hulme, P.E.; Jeschke, J.M.; Katsanevakis, S.; Kowarik, I.; Kuhn, I.; Pysek, P.; Rabitsch, W.; Schindler, S.; van Kleunen, M.; Vila, M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Richardson, D.M. (Oxford University Press, 2018)
      Human activities such as the transport of species to new regions and modifications of the environment are increasingly reshaping the distribution of biota. Accordingly, developing robust, repeatable, and consistent definitions ...
    • Who cites who in the invasion zoo: insights from an analysis of the most highly cited papers in invasion ecology 

      Pysek, P; Richardson, DM (CZECH BOTANICAL SOC, 2006-11)
      The citation frequency of papers on invasion ecology published between 1981 and 2003 and that had accumulated at least 30 citations on the Web of Science on 9 August 2006 was analysed. The dataset comprised 329 papers and ...
    • Widespread plant species: natives versus aliens in our changing world 

      Stohlgren, T.J.; Pysek, P.; Kartesz, J.; Nishino, M.; Pauchard, A.; Winter, M.; Pino, J.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Murray, B.R.; Phillips, M.L.; Ming-yang, L.; Celesti-Grapow, L.; Font, X. (Springer, 2011)
      Estimates of the level of invasion for a region are traditionally based on relative numbers of native and alien species. However, alien species differ dramatically in the size of their invasive ranges. Here we present ...
    • The world needs BRICS countries to build capacity in invasion science 

      Measey, J.; Visser, V.; Dgebuadze, Y.; Inderjit; Li, B.; Dechoum, M.; Ziller, S.R.; Richardson, D.M. (2019)
      Developed countries are producing policies to reduce the flow of invasive species and control or eradicate existing invasions, but most developing countries are under-resourced to tackle either aspect without help. Emerging ...