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Perspective: The challenge of ecologically sustainable water management
Sustainable water resource management is constrained by three pervasive myths; that societal and environmental water demands always compete with one another; that technological solutions can solve all water resource ...
An assessment of the effectiveness of a large, national-scale invasive alien plant control strategy in South Africa
This paper presents an assessment of a large, national-scale alien plant control program that has operated in South Africa for 15 years. We reviewed data from three national-level estimates of the extent of invasion, records ...
The prioritisation of invasive alien plant control projects using a multi-criteria decision model informed by stakeholder input and spatial data
Invasions by alien plants are a significant threat to the biodiversity and functioning of ecosystems and the services they provide. The South African Working for Water program was established to address this problem. It ...
Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of invasive alien plant control: A case study from South Africa
Conservation projects spend billions of dollars clearing invasive alien plants, yet few studies have measured the cost-effectiveness of doing this, especially over larger spatial and temporal scales, relevant to operational ...
Towards a national strategy to optimise the management of a widespread invasive tree (Prosopis species; mesquite) in South Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 2017)
Invasive stands of Prosopis (mesquite) cover over 6 million ha of South Africa and could invade over 56 million ha. These invasive stands have major impacts on biodiversity, local livelihoods and ecosystem services. ...
Challenges and trade-offs in the management of invasive alien trees
Over 430 alien tree species worldwide are known to be invasive, and the list is growing as more tree species are moved around the world and become established in novel environments. Alien trees can simultaneously bring ...