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Invasive plants as drivers of regime shifts: identifying high-priority invaders that alter feedback relationships
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2014)
Aim A major challenge for invasion ecology is to identify high-impact invaders to guide prioritization of management interventions. We argue that species with the potential to cause regime shifts (altered states of ecosystem ...
Interactions between environment, species traits, and human uses describe patterns of plant invasions
(ECOLOGICAL SOC AMER, 2006-07)
Although invasive alien species (IAS) are a major threat to biodiversity, human health, and economy, our understanding of the factors controlling their distribution and abundance is limited. Here, we determine how environmental ...
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 ...
Impacts of alien plant invasions on species richness in Mediterranean-type ecosystems: a meta-analysis
Besides a general consensus regarding the negative impact of invasive alien species in the literature, only recently has the decline of native species attributable to biological invasions begun to be quantifi ed in many ...
Species richness of alien plants in South Africa: environmental correlates and the relationship with indigenous plant species richness
This study explores the correlates of alien plant species richness in South Africa at the scale of quarter-degree squares (QDS; ≈ 25 x 27 km; 675km2). We considered all alien plant species for which we had records and a ...