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Invasive alien plants infiltrate bird-mediated shrub nucleation processes in arid savanna
1 The cultivation and dissemination of alien ornamental plants increases their potential to invade. More specifically, species with bird-dispersed seeds can potentially infiltrate natural nucleation processes in ...
Alien invaders and reptile traders: what drives the live animal trade in South Africa?
(The Zoological Society of London, 2010)
The global trade in reptiles for pets has grown rapidly in recent decades. Some species introduced by the pet trade have established and become invasive, for example the Burmese python in Florida. Although there are ...
Crossing frontiers in tackling pathways of biological invasions
(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, ...
Native and naturalized range size in Pinus: Relative importance of biogeography, introduction effort and species traits
(Blackwell Publishing, 2012)
Aim Pine trees (genus Pinus) represent an ancient lineage, naturally occurring almost exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere, but introduced and widely naturalized in both hemispheres. As large trees of interest to ...
MAcroecological Framework for Invasive Aliens (MAFIA): disentangling large-scale context dependence in biological invasions
Macroecology is the study of patterns, and the processes that determine those patterns, in the distribution and abundance of organisms at large scales, whether they be spatial (from hundreds of kilometres to global), ...
Classifying the introduction pathways of alien species: are we moving in the right direction?
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 ...