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Identifying barriers to effective management of widespread invasive alien trees: Prosopis species (mesquite) in South Africa as a case study.
(Elsevier Ltd, 2016)
Biological invasions are a major driver of ecological and social change globally. The negative effects of these invasions have led to the initiation of programs to manage these invasions across the world. Management aims ...
The impact of invasive alien Prosopis species (mesquite) on native plants in different environments in South Africa
Many Prosopis species have been introduced to South Africa; some taxa and their hybrids have naturalised and become widespread invasive trees. These invasions have detrimental effects on biodiversity, ecosystem services ...
Ecology and management of invasive Pinaceae around the world: progress and challenges
Many species in the family Pinaceae are invaders. These species are relatively easy to control because of some of their intrinsic characteristics and because they are highly visible and easy to eliminate. Many Pinaceae ...
Biological invasions in the Cape Floristic Region: history, current patterns, impacts, and management challenges
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
The Cape Floristic Region (CFR) is the most invaded terrestrial area in South Africa in terms of: the conspicuous prominence of (mainly woody) invasive plants (Fig 12.1, Plate 12) (Henderson 2007); the area invaded as ...
Estimating the effect of plantations on pine invasions in protected areas: a case study from South Africa
(British Ecological Society, 2015)
1. Protected areas (PAs) are a key intervention for conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services. A major challenge for PAs is the control of invasive non-native plants that spread into PAs from surrounding sources such ...
A standardized set of metrics to assess and monitor tree invasions
Scientists, managers, and policy-makers need functional and effective metrics to improve our understanding and management of biological invasions. Such metrics would help to assess progress towards management goals, ...
Use of non-timber forest products from invasive alien Prosopis species (mesquite) and native trees in South Africa: implications for management
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 ...
Conflicting values: ecosystem services and invasive tree management
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 ...
ABSTRACT: Reporting on the state of plant invasions in South Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 2017)
Alien conifer invasions in South America: short fuse burning?
(Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2008)
Alien conifers have been widely planted in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, all with long histories of alien conifer planting, have major problems with invasive conifers (‘‘wildings’’). ...