• The global distribution of bamboos: assessing correlates of introduction and invasion 

      Canavan, S.; Richardson, D.M.; Visser, V.; Le Roux, J.J.; Voronstsova, M.S.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Oxford University Press, 2017)
      There is a long history of species being moved around the world by humans. These introduced species can provide substantial benefits, but they can also have undesirable consequences. We explore the importance of human ...
    • Grasses as invasive plants in South Africa revisited: patterns, pathways and management 

      Visser, V.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Canavan, K.; Canavan, S.; Fisher, L.; Le Maitre, D.; Nanni, I.; Mashau, C.; O'Connor, T.G.; Ivey, P.; Kumschick, S.; Richardson, D.M. (AOSIS, 2017)
      Background: In many countries around the world, the most damaging invasive plant species are grasses. However, the status of grass invasions in South Africa has not been documented recently. Objectives: To update Sue ...
    • Invasion syndromes: a systematic approach for predicting biological invasions and facilitating effective management 

      Novoa, A.; Richardson, D.M.; Pyšek, P.; Meyerson, L.A.; Bacher, S.; Canavan, S.; Catford, J.A.; Čuda, J.; Essl, F.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Genovesi, P.; Hirsch, H.; Hui, C.; Jackson, M.C.; Kueffer, C.; Le Roux, J.J.; Measey, J.; Mohanty, N.P.; Moodley, D.; Müller-Schärer, H.; Packer, J.G.; Pergl, J.; Robinson, T.B.; Saul, W.C.; Shackleton, R.T.; Visser, V.; Weyl, O.L.F.; Yannelli, F.A.; Wilson, J.R.U. (2020)
      Our ability to predict invasions has been hindered by the seemingly idiosyncratic context-dependency of individual invasions. However, we argue that robust and useful generalisations in invasion science can be made by ...
    • Macroecology meets invasion ecology: performance of Australian acacias and eucalypts around the world revealed by features of their native ranges 

      Hui, C.; Richardson, D.M.; Visser, V.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Springer, 2014)
      Native geographical range extent has frequently emerged as a correlate of invasiveness, especially for plant species. We tested whether dimensions of the native range (measured by the area-of-occupancy and its scaling ...
    • Montpellier broom (Genista monspessulana) and Spanish broom (Spartium junceum) in South Africa: an assessment of invasiveness and options for management 

      Geerts, S.; Botha, P.; Visser, V.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U. (2013)
      The legumes (Fabaceae) Genista monspessulana and Spartium junceum are major invaders in several other parts of the world, but not yet so in South Africa. We determine their current distributions in South Africa at ...
    • Much more give than take: South Africa as a major donor but infrequent recipient of invasive non-native grasses 

      Visser, V.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Fish, L.; Brown, C.; Cook, G.D.; Richardson, D.M. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2016)
      Aim Some regions donate more invaders from particular taxonomic and functional groups than they receive. We demonstrate a particularly striking donor–recipient asymmetry in invasion ecology in grasses. Specifically, we ...
    • New pasture plants intensify invasive species risk 

      Driscoll, D.A.; Catford, J.A.; Barney, J.N.; Hulme, P.E.; Inderjit; Martin, T.G.; Pauchard, A.; Pysek, P.; Richardson, D.M.; Riley, S.; Visser, V. (National Academy of Sciences, 2014-11-18)
      Agricultural intensification is critical to meet global food demand, but intensification threatens native species and degrades ecosystems. Sustainable intensification (SI) is heralded as a new approach for enabling growth ...
    • Ranking of invasive spread through urban green areas in the world’s 100 most populous cities 

      Hui, C.; Richardson, D.M.; Visser, V. (Springer, 2017)
      Urban landscapes are highly fragmented (leading to the extinction of native species) as well as transformed and disturbed (creating novel environments). Such conditions provide non-native species with opportunities to ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...