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Reconstructing 50 years of Opuntia stricta invasion in the Kruger National Park, South Africa: environmental determinants and propagule pressure
Many factors influence the spread dynamics and distribution of invasive alien organisms. Despite progress in unravelling the determinants of invasiveness and invasibility, robust, spatially-explicit predictive models for ...
Plant invasions: merging the concepts of species invasiveness and community invasibility
(HODDER ARNOLD, 2006-04)
This paper considers key issues in plant invasion ecology, where findings published since 1990 have significantly improved our understanding of many aspects of invasions. The review focuses on vascular plants invading ...
Risk Assessment of Riparian Plant Invasions into Protected Areas
Protected areas are becoming increasingly isolated. River corridors represent crucial links to the surrounding landscape but are also major conduits for invasion of alien species. We developed a framework to assess the ...
Niche-based modelling as a tool for predicting the risk of alien plant invasions at a global scale
(BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2005-12)
Predicting the probability of successful establishment of plant species by matching climatic variables has considerable potential for incorporation in early warning systems for the management of biological invasions. We ...
The biogeography of naturalization in alien plants
(BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2006-12)
Aim This paper reviews the main geographical determinants of naturalization in plants. Location Global. Methods Comparative studies of large data sets of alien floras are the main source of information on global ...
Invasive alien plants infiltrate bird-mediated shrub nucleation processes in arid savanna
1 The cultivation and dissemination of alien ornamental plants increases their potential to invade. More specifically, species with bird-dispersed seeds can potentially infiltrate natural nucleation processes in ...