• Analysing the Risks Posed by Biological Invasions to South Africa 

      Kumschick, S.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Wilson, J.R. (2020)
      Studies of the impact of alien species on the environment are increasingly being carried out, and there has been ongoing debate about how to standardise the description of these impacts. This chapter evaluates the state ...
    • A framework to support alien species regulation: the Risk Analysis for Alien Taxa (RAAT) 

      Kumschick, S.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Foxcroft, L.C. (2020)
      Alien species are introduced to new regions in many different ways and for different purposes. A number of frameworks have been developed to group such pathways of introduction into discrete categories in order to improve ...
    • Global actions for managing cactus invasions 

      Novoa, A.; Brundu, G.; Day, M.D.; Deltoro, V.; Essl, F.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Fried, G.; Kaplan, H.; Kumschick, S.; Lloyd, S.; Marchante, E.; Marchante, H.; Paterson, I.D.; Pyšek, P.; Richardson, D.M.; Witt, A.; Zimmermann, H.G.; Wilson, J.R.U. (2019)
      The family Cactaceae Juss. contains some of the most widespread and damaging invasive alien plant species in the world, with Australia (39 species), South Africa (35) and Spain (24) being the main hotspots of invasion. The ...
    • Hitting the right target: taxonomic challenges for, and of, plant invasions 

      Pysek, P.; Hulme, P.E.; Meyerson, L.A.; Smith, G.F.; Boatwright, J.S.; Crouch, N.R.; Figueiredo, E.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Jarosik, V.; Richardson, D.M.; Suda, J.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Oxford University Press, 2013-09-19)
      This paper explores how a lack of taxonomic expertise, and by implication a dearth of taxonomic products such as identification tools, has hindered progress in understanding and managing biological invasions. It also ...
    • Invasion dynamics of Lantana camara L. (sensu lato) in South Africa. 

      Vardien, W.; Richardson, D.M.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Thompson, G.; Wilson, J.R.; Le Roux, J.C. (2012)
      Lantana camara L. (sensu lato) has a wide range of impacts throughout its global invasive range. Here we review the mechanisms driving its invasion dynamics in South Africa at national (biome, habitat) and regional (within ...
    • Invasion syndromes: a systematic approach for predicting biological invasions and facilitating effective management 

      Novoa, A.; Richardson, D.M.; Pyšek, P.; Meyerson, L.A.; Bacher, S.; Canavan, S.; Catford, J.A.; Čuda, J.; Essl, F.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Genovesi, P.; Hirsch, H.; Hui, C.; Jackson, M.C.; Kueffer, C.; Le Roux, J.J.; Measey, J.; Mohanty, N.P.; Moodley, D.; Müller-Schärer, H.; Packer, J.G.; Pergl, J.; Robinson, T.B.; Saul, W.C.; Shackleton, R.T.; Visser, V.; Weyl, O.L.F.; Yannelli, F.A.; Wilson, J.R.U. (2020)
      Our ability to predict invasions has been hindered by the seemingly idiosyncratic context-dependency of individual invasions. However, we argue that robust and useful generalisations in invasion science can be made by ...
    • Management history determines gene flow in a prominent invader 

      Vardien, W.; Richardson, D.M.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Le Roux, J.J. (Nordic Society Oikos, 2013)
      Invasive plants pose substantial threats to protected areas globally. Although management can limit impacts, spread and reinvasion from neighbouring areas into protected areas are a major and an ongoing problem for land ...
    • Ornamental plants as invasive aliens: problems and solutions in Kruger National Park, South Africa 

      Foxcroft, L.C.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2008)
      The most widespread invasive alien plant species in South Africa’s Kruger National Park (KNP) were either introduced unintentionally along rivers and roads, or intentionally for use as ornamentals. We examine the spatial ...
    • The Biogeography of South African Terrestrial Plant Invasions 

      Richardson, D.M.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Latombe, G.; Le Maitre, D.C.; Rouget, M.; Wilson, J.R. (2020)
      Thousands of plant species have been introduced, intentionally and accidentally, to South Africa from many parts of the world. Alien plants are now conspicuous features of many South African landscapes and hundreds of ...
    • The extent and effectiveness of alien plant control projects in South Africa 

      van Wilgen, B.W.; Wilson, J.R.; Wannenburgh, A.; Foxcroft, L.C. (2020)
      Studies of the impact of alien species on the environment are increasingly being carried out, and there has been ongoing debate about how to standardise the description of these impacts. This chapter evaluates the state ...
    • The Role of Environmental Factors in Promoting and Limiting Biological Invasions in South Africa 

      Wilson, J.R.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Geerts, S.; Hoffmann, M.T.; MacFadyen, S.; Measey, J.; Mills, A.; Richardson, D.M.; Robertson, M.P.; van Wilgen, B.W. (2020)
      This chapter provides an overview of the researchers and research initiatives relevant to invasion science in South Africa over the past 130 years, profiling some of the more recent personalities, particularly those who ...