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Biological invasions in the Cape Floristic Region: history, current patterns, impacts, and management challenges
(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 ...
A standardized set of metrics to assess and monitor tree invasions
Scientists, managers, and policy-makers need functional and effective metrics to improve our understanding and management of biological invasions. Such metrics would help to assess progress towards management goals, ...
ABSTRACT: Reporting on the state of plant invasions in South Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 2017)
National-scale strategic approaches for managing introduced plants: insights from Australian acacias in South Africa
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011)
Aim A range of approaches and philosophies underpin national-level strategies for managing invasive alien plants. This study presents a strategy for the management of taxa that both have value and do harm. Location South ...
Ecological research and conservation manangement in the Cape Floristic Region between 1945 and 2015: History, current understanding and future challenges
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
In 1945, the Royal Society of South Africa published a wide-ranging report, prepared by a committee led by Dr C.L. Wicht, dealing with the preservation of the globally unique and highly diverse vegetation of the south-western ...
Contributions to the National Status Report on Biological Invasions in South Africa
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 ...
Plant invasions in South Africa: Insights from the 2017 National Status Report on Biological Invasions
The impacts of biological invasions are increasing and are felt by all sectors of society. The Department of Environmental Affairs currently invests over R1.5 billion a year on managing biological invasions, mostly on alien ...
Confronting the wicked problem of managing biological invasions
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 ...
Biodiversity assessments: Origin matters
(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), ...
Indicators for monitoring biological invasions at a national level
(British Ecological Society, 2018)
1. A major challenge for the management of biological invasions is to ensure that data and information from basic inventories and ecological research are used alongside data from the monitoring and evaluation of interventions ...