• The distribution and status of alien plants in a small South African town 

      McLean, P.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Gaertner, M.; Kritzinger-Klopper, S.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier B.V., 2018)
      1. The invasion of alien plants into natural ecosystems in South Africa is a substantial conservation concern. The primary reason for the introduction of alien plants has been ornamental horticulture, and urban centres are ...
    • How do invasive species travel to and through urban environments? 

      Padayachee, A.L.; Irlich, U.M.; Faulkner, K.T.; Gaertner, M.; Proches, S.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Rouget, M. (Springer, 2017)
      Globalisation has resulted in the movement of organisms outside their natural range, often with negative ecological and economic consequences. As cities are hubs of anthropogenic activities, with both highly transformed ...
    • Non-native species in urban environments: patterns, processes, impacts and challenges 

      Gaertner, M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Cadotte, M.W.; MacIvor, J.S; Zenni, R.D.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer, 2017)
      Although urban ecosystems are hotspots for biological invasions, the field of invasion science has given scant attention to invasion dynamics and the challenges facing managers in towns and cities. This paper provides ...
    • Small urban centres as launching sites for plant invasions in natural areas: insights from South Africa 

      McLean, P.; Gallien, L.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Gaertner, M.; Richardson, D.M. (Springer, 2017)
      Alien species are often first introduced to urban areas, so it is unsurprising that towns and cities are often hotspots for invasions. However, while large cities are usually the first sites of introduction, small towns ...