• Advancing impact prediction and hypothesis testing in invasion ecology using a comparative functional response approach 

      Dick, J.T.A.; Alexander, M.E.; Jeschke, J.M.; Ricciardi, A.; MacIsaac, H.J.; Robinson, T.B.; Kumschick, S.; Weyl, O.L.F.; Dunn, A.M.; Hatcher, M.J.; Paterson, R.A.; Farnsworth, K.D.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer, 2014-04)
      Invasion ecology urgently requires predictive methodologies that can forecast the ecological impacts of existing, emerging and potential invasive species. We argue that many ecologically damaging invaders are characterised ...
    • Biotic Interactions as Mediators of Biological Invasions: Insights from South Africa 

      Le Roux, J.J.; Clusella-Trullas, S.; Mokotjomela, T.M.; Mairal, M.; Richardson, D.M.; Skein, L.; Wilson, J.R.; Weyl, O.L.F.; Geerts, S. (2020)
      This chapter provides an overview of the researchers and research initiatives relevant to invasion science in South Africa over the past 130 years, profiling some of the more recent personalities, particularly those who ...
    • 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 ...
    • Existing and emerging high impact invasive species are characterized by higher functional responses than natives. 

      Alexander, M.E.; Dick, J.T.A.; Weyl, O.L.F.; Robinson, T.B.; Richardson, D.M. (Royal Society Publishing, 2014)
      Predicting ecological impacts of invasive species and identifying potentially damaging future invaders are research priorities. Since damage by invaders is characterized by their depletion of resources, comparisons of the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Managing conflict-generating invasive species in South Africa: Challenges and trade-offs 

      Zengeya, T.; Ivey, P.; Woodford, D.J.; Weyl, O.L.F.; Novoa, A.; Shackleton, R.; Richardson, D.M.; van Wilgen, B.W. (AOSIS, 2017)
      Background: This paper reviewed the benefits and negative impacts of alien species that are currently listed in the Alien and Invasive Species Regulations of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act no ...
    • Propagule pressure drives establishment of introduced freshwater fish: quantitative evidence from an irrigation network 

      Woodford, D.J.; Hui, C.; Richardson, D.M.; Weyl, O.L.F. (Ecological Society of America, 2013)
      Propagule pressure is recognized as a fundamental driver of freshwater fish invasions, though few studies have quantified its role. Natural experiments can be used to quantify the role of this factor relative to others in ...