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Understanding and managing the introduction pathways of alien taxa: South Africa as a case study
For the effective prevention of biological invasions, the pathways responsible for introductions must be understood and managed. However introduction pathways, particularly for developing nations, have been understudied. ...
A simple, rapid methodology for developing invasive species watch lists
Biosecurity schemes aim to prevent the introduction of species with a high invasion potential, without unduly restricting personal freedom and commercial activities. But invasive species risk assessments are time consuming, ...
The balance of trade in alien species between South Africa and the rest of Africa
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 ...
Methods and approaches for the management of arthropod border incursions
Biological invasions are increasing and are strongly associated with negative agricultural, economic and ecological impacts. It is increasingly recognized that the primary focus in minimizing biological invasions should ...
A new national unit for invasive species detection, assessment and eradication planning
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
Even with no new introductions, the number of biological invasions in South Africa will increase as introduced species naturalise and become invasive. As of 2010 South Africa had ~8750 introduced plant taxa, 660 recorded ...