• The balance of trade in alien species between South Africa and the rest of Africa 

      Faulkner, K.T.; Hurley, B.P.; Robertson, M.P.; Rouget, M.; Wilson, J.R.U. (AOSIS, 2017)
      Background: Alien organisms are not only introduced from one biogeographical region to another but also spread within regions. As South Africa shares land borders with six countries, multiple opportunities exist for the ...
    • The (bio)diversity of science reflects the interests of society 

      Wilson, J.R.U.; Procheş, Ş.; Braschler, B.; Dixon, E.S.; Richardson, D.M. (2007)
      For ecologists to develop robust generalizations and principles, a broad taxonomic and geographic spread of research is required, but, in practice, most generalizations are based on the research of individual scientists ...
    • Biodiversity assessments: Origin matters 

      Pauchard, A.; Meyerson, L.A.; Bacher, S.; Blackburn, T.M.; Brundu, G.; Cadotte, M.W.; Courchamp, F.; Essl, F.; Genovesi, P.; Haider, S.; Holmes, N.D.; Hulme, P.E.; Jeschke, J.M.; Lockwood, J.L.; Novoa, A.; Nunez, M.A.; Peltzer, D.A.; Pysek, P.; Richardson, D.M.; Simberloff, D.; Smith, K.; van Wilgen, B.W.; Vila, M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Winter, M.; Zenni, R.D. (Creative Commons Attribution License, 2018)
      Recent global efforts in biodiversity accounting, such as those undertaken through the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), ...
    • Biogeographic concepts define invasion biology 

      Wilson, J.R.U.; Dormontt, E.E.; Prentis, P.J.; Lowe, A.J.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier, 2009-11)
    • Biological invasions and natural colonisations are different – the need for invasion science. 

      Wilson, J.R.U.; Garcia-Diaz, P.; Cassey, P.; Richardson, D.M.; Pysek, P.; Blackburn, T.M. (Pensoft, 2016)
      In a recent Discussion Paper, Hoffmann and Courchamp (2016) posed the question: are biological invasions and natural colonisations that different? This apparently simple question resonates at the core of the biological ...
    • Biological invasions in the Cape Floristic Region: history, current patterns, impacts, and management challenges 

      Wilson, J.R.; Gaertner, M.; Griffiths, C.L.; Kotze, I.; Le Maitre, D.C.; Marr, S.M.; Picker, M.D.; Spear, D.; Stafford, L.; Richardson, D.M.; van Wilgen, B.W.; Wannenburg, A. (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 ...
    • Border control for stowaway alien species should be prioritised based on variations in establishment debt 

      Faulkner, K.T.; Robertson, M.P.; Rouget, M.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Elsevier Ltd, 2016)
      Border control is one of the major approaches used by countries to limit the number of organisms introduced as stowaways. However, it is not feasible to inspect all passengers, cargo and vehicles entering a country, and ...
    • Casuarina cunninghamiana in the Western Cape, South Africa: Determinants of naturalisation and invasion, and options from management 

      Potgieter, L.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Elsevier, 2014-05)
      Alien species that are desirable and commercially important in some parts of the landscape but damaging invaders in other parts present a special challenge for managers, planners, and policy-makers. Casuarina cunninghamiana ...
    • Casuarina: biogeography and ecology of an important tree genus in a changing world 

      Potgieter, L.J.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Springer, 2014)
      Important insights on the invasion ecology of woody plants are emerging from the study of model groups, but it is important to test how widely such results can be generalised. We examined whether drivers of introduction ...
    • Changes in the composition and distribution of alien plants in South Africa: An update from the Southern African Plant Invaders Atlas 

      Henderson, L.; Wilson, J.R.U. (AOSIS, 2017)
      Background: Data on alien species status and occurrence are essential variables for the monitoring and reporting of biological invasions. The Southern African Plant Invaders Atlas (SAPIA) Project has, over the past 23 ...
    • The Chilean black urchin, Tetrapygus niger (Molina, 1782) in South Africa: gone but not forgotten 

      Mabin, C.A.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Robinson, T.B. (REABIC, 2015)
      It is important to keep lists of invasive and alien species up to date, but it can be difficult to determine when species should be removed from such lists. One such example is the urchin, Tetrapygus niger (Molina, 1782), ...
    • Co-invasion of South African ecosystems by an Australian legume and its rhizobial symbionts 

      Ndlovu, J.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Le Roux, J.J. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2013)
      Aim To determine and compare the taxonomic identity and diversity of root nodule and rhizospheric microbial symbionts associated with Acacia pycnantha Benth. in its native (Australian) and invasive (South African) ranges, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Contain or eradicate? Optimizing the management goal for Australian acacia invasions in the face of uncertainty 

      Moore, J.L.; Runge, M.C.; Webber, B.L.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011)
      Aim To identify whether eradication or containment is expected to be the most cost-effective management goal for an isolated invasive population when knowledge about the current extent is uncertain. Location Global and ...
    • Contributions to the National Status Report on Biological Invasions in South Africa 

      Wilson, J.R.U.; Gaertner, M.; Richardson, D.M.; van Wilgen, B.W. (AOSIS, 2017)
      South Africa has committed to producing a National Status Report on Biological Invasions by October 2017 and thereafter every three years. This will be the first status report at a national level specifically on biological ...
    • Crossing frontiers in tackling pathways of biological invasions 

      Essl, F.; Bacher, S.; Blackburn, T.M.; Booy, O.; Brundu, G.; Brunel, S.; Cardoso, A.C.; Eschen, R.; Gallardo, B.; Galil, B.; Garcia-Berthou, E.; Genovesi, P.; Groom, Q.; Harrower, C.; Hulme, P.E.; Katsanevakis, S.; Kenis, M.; Kuhn, I.; Kumschick, S.; Martinou, A.F.; Nentwig, W.; O'Flynn, C.; Pagad, S.; Pergl, J.; Pysek, P.; Rabitsch, W.; Richardson, D.M.; Roques, A.; Roy, H.E.; Scalera, R.; Schindler, S.; Seebens, H.; Vanderhoeven, S.; Vila, M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Zenetos, A.; Jeschke, J.M. (Oxford University Press, 2015)
      Substantial progress has been made in understanding how pathways underlie and mediate biological invasions. However, key features of their role in invasions remain poorly understood, available knowledge is widely scattered, ...
    • Cultivation shapes genetic novelty in a globally important invader. 

      Thompson, Genevieve; Bellstedt, Dirk; Byrne, Margaret; Millar, Mellisa; Richardson, Dave; Wilson, John; Le Roux, Johannes (2012)
      Acacia saligna is a species complex that has become invasive in a number of countries worldwide where it has caused substantial environmental and economic impacts. Understanding genetic and other factors contributing to ...
    • The decline of water hyacinth on Lake Victoria was due to biological control by Neochetina spp. 

      Wilson, J.R.U.; Ajuonu, O.; Center, T.D.; Hill, M.P.; Julien, M.H.; Katagira, F.F.; Neuenschwander, P.; Njoka, S.W.; Ogwang, J.; Reeder, R.H.; Van, T. (Elsevier B.V., 2007)
      There has been some debate recently about the cause of the decline of water hyacinth on Lake Victoria. While much of this evidence points to classical biological control as the major factor, the El Niño associated weather ...
    • Delayed biodiversity change: no time to waste 

      Essl, F.; Dullinger, S.; Rabitsch, W.; Hulme, P.E.; Pysek, P.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier Ltd., 2015)
      Delayed biodiversity responses to environmental forcing mean that rates of contemporary biodiversity changes are underestimated, yet these delays are rarely addressed in conservation policies. Here, we identify mechanisms ...