• Casuarina: biogeography and ecology of an important tree genus in a changing world 

      Potgieter, L.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Springer, 2014)
      Important insights on the invasion ecology of woody plants are emerging from the study of model groups, but it is important to test how widely such results can be generalised. We examined whether drivers of introduction ...
    • Challenges and trade-offs in the manangement of invasive alien trees 

      van Wilgen, B.W.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer, 2014-03)
      Over 430 alien tree species worldwide are known to be invasive, and the list is growing as more tree species are moved around the world and become established in novel environments. Alien trees can simultaneously bring ...
    • The challenges of managing invasive alien plants on private land in the Cape Floristic Region: insights from Vergelegen Wine Estate(2004-2015). 

      van Rensburg, J.; van Wilgen, B.W.; Richardson, D.M. (Taylor & Francis and Royal Society of South Africa, 2017)
      Alien plant invasions are a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region (CFR). Large-scale government-funded management initiatives are underway to reduce the extent of ...
    • Challenging the view that invasive non-native plants are not a significant threat to the floristic diversity of Great Britian 

      Hulme, P.E.; Pauchard, A.; Pysek, P.; Vila, M.; Alba, C.; Blackburn, T.M.; Bullock, J.M.; Chytry, M.; Dawson, W.; Dunn, A.M.; Essl, F.; Genovesi, P.; Maskell, L.C.; Meyerson, L.A.; Nunez, M.A.; Pergl, J.; Pescott, O.L.; Pocock, M.J.O.; Richardson, D.M.; Roy, H.E.; Smart, S.M.; Stajerova, K.; Stohlgren, T.; van Kleunen, M.; Winter, M. (National Academy of Science, 2015-06-09)
      Conservation scientists and practitioners have long recognized that not all non-native species pose a threat to biodiversity, yet some ecologists still fail to grasp this message (1). The conclusions drawn by Thomas and ...
    • Chromolaena odorata (Siam Weed) in eastern Africa: distribution and socio-ecological impacts 

      Shackleton, R.T.; Witt, A.B.R.; Nunda, W.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer, 2017)
      Invasive alien plant species such as Chromolaena odorata have negative impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. Ecological impacts of this shrub are relatively well understood, but its impacts on ...
    • Clearing of invasive alien plants under different budget scenarios: using a simulation model to test efficiency 

      Krug, R.M.; Roura-Pascual, N.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2010-12)
      Clearing of invasive alien plants (IAPs) is a necessary but expensive exercise. Typically, insufficient resources are available to clear all areas simultaneously. Consequently areas need to be prioritized for clearing. ...
    • Climate change and alien species in South Africa 

      Irlich, U.M.; Richardson, D.M.; Davies, S.J.; Chown, S.L. (CAB International, 2015)
      South Africa has a long history of human-mediated introductions of species from all major taxonomic groups. Close to 9000 alien terrestrial plant species have been introduced, and all of the country’s biomes have already ...
    • Co-invasion of South African ecosystems by an Australian legume and its rhizobial symbionts 

      Ndlovu, J.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Le Roux, J.J. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2013)
      Aim To determine and compare the taxonomic identity and diversity of root nodule and rhizospheric microbial symbionts associated with Acacia pycnantha Benth. in its native (Australian) and invasive (South African) ranges, ...
    • Collaborative learning to unlock investments for functional ecological infrastructure: Bridging barriers in social-ecological systems in South Africa 

      Angelstam, P.; Barnes, G.; Elbakidze, M.; Marais, C.; Marsh, A.; Polonsky, S.; Richardson, D.M.; Rivers, N.; Shackleton, R.T.; Stafford, W. (Elsevier B.V., 2017)
      Maintenance of functional ecological (or green) infrastructure is threatened by habitat conversion, fragmentation and loss, water scarcity, invasive species, climate change, resource extraction, poor policy implementation ...
    • A conceptual framework for range-expanding species that track human-induced environmental change 

      Essl, F.; Dullinger, S.; Genovesi, P.; Hulme, P.E.; Jeschke, J.M.; Katsanevakis, S.; Kühn, I.; Lenzner, B.; Pauchard, A.; Pyšek, P.; Rabitsch, W.; Richardson, D.M.; Seebens, H.; van Kleunen, M.; van der Putten, W.H.; Vilà, M.; Bacher, S. (2019)
      For many species, human-induced environmental changes are important indirect drivers of range expansion into new regions. We argue that it is important to distinguish the range dynamics of such species from those that occur ...
    • Conflicting values: ecosystem services and invasive tree management 

      Dickie, I.A.; Bennett, B.M.; Burrows, L.E.; Nunez, M.A.; Peltzer, D.A.; Porte, A.; Richardson, D.M.; Rejmanek, M.; Rundel, P.W.; van Wilgen, B.W. (Springer, 2014-03)
      Tree species have been planted widely beyond their native ranges to provide or enhance ecosystem services such as timber and fibre production, erosion control, and aesthetic or amenity benefits. At the same time, non-native ...
    • Confronting the wicked problem of managing biological invasions 

      Woodford, D.J.; Richardson, D.M.; MacIsaac, H.J.; Mandrak, N.E.; van Wilgen, B.W.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Weyl, O.L.F. (Pensoft, 2016)
      The Anthropocene Epoch is characterized by novel and increasingly complex dependencies between the environment and human civilization, with many challenges of biodiversity management emerging as wicked problems. Problems ...
    • Conifers as invasive aliens: a global survey and predictive framework 

      Richardson, DM; Rejmánek, M (2004-11-01)
      We summarize information on naturalized and invasive conifers (class Pinopsida) worldwide (data from 40 countries, some with remote states/territories), and contrast these findings with patterns for other ymnosperms (classes ...
    • Conservation biogeography – foundations, concepts and challenges 

      Richardson, D.M.; Whittaker, R.J. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2010)
      Conservation biogeography involves the application of biogeographical principles, theories, and analyses to problems regarding biodiversity conservation. The field was formally defined in 2005, and considerable research ...
    • Conservation biogeography: What's hot and what's not? 

      Richardson, D.M. (Blackwell Publishing, 2012)
    • Contributions to the National Status Report on Biological Invasions in South Africa 

      Wilson, J.R.U.; Gaertner, M.; Richardson, D.M.; van Wilgen, B.W. (AOSIS, 2017)
      South Africa has committed to producing a National Status Report on Biological Invasions by October 2017 and thereafter every three years. This will be the first status report at a national level specifically on biological ...
    • A cross-scale approach for abundance estimation of invasive alien plants in a large protected area 

      Hui, C.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Richardson, D.M.; MacFayden, S. (2013)
      Efficient management of invasive alien plants requires robust and cost-efficient methods for measuring the abundance and spatial structure of inva- sive alien plants with sufficient accuracy. Here, we present such a ...
    • Crossing frontiers in tackling pathways of biological invasions 

      Essl, F.; Bacher, S.; Blackburn, T.M.; Booy, O.; Brundu, G.; Brunel, S.; Cardoso, A.C.; Eschen, R.; Gallardo, B.; Galil, B.; Garcia-Berthou, E.; Genovesi, P.; Groom, Q.; Harrower, C.; Hulme, P.E.; Katsanevakis, S.; Kenis, M.; Kuhn, I.; Kumschick, S.; Martinou, A.F.; Nentwig, W.; O'Flynn, C.; Pagad, S.; Pergl, J.; Pysek, P.; Rabitsch, W.; Richardson, D.M.; Roques, A.; Roy, H.E.; Scalera, R.; Schindler, S.; Seebens, H.; Vanderhoeven, S.; Vila, M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Zenetos, A.; Jeschke, J.M. (Oxford University Press, 2015)
      Substantial progress has been made in understanding how pathways underlie and mediate biological invasions. However, key features of their role in invasions remain poorly understood, available knowledge is widely scattered, ...
    • Cultivation shapes genetic novelty in a globally important invader. 

      Thompson, Genevieve; Bellstedt, Dirk; Byrne, Margaret; Millar, Mellisa; Richardson, Dave; Wilson, John; Le Roux, Johannes (2012)
      Acacia saligna is a species complex that has become invasive in a number of countries worldwide where it has caused substantial environmental and economic impacts. Understanding genetic and other factors contributing to ...
    • Current distribution and potential extent of the most invasive alien plant species on La Réunion (Indian Ocean, Mascarene islands) 

      Baret, S.; Rouget, M.; Richardson, D.M.; Lavergne, C.; Egoh, B.; Dupont, J.; Strasberg, D. (BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2006-09)
      La R union Island has the largest area of intact vegetation of the islands in the Mascarene archipelago. Biological invasions are the primary threat to biodiversity in the intact habitats of the island (those not already ...