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Intentionally introduced terrestrial invertebrates: patterns, risks, and options for management
Our understanding and management of pathways of alien species introductions has improved significantly in the past few years. However, little attention has been paid in most parts of the world to the risks posed by the ...
Native range size and growth form in Cactaceae predict invasiveness and impact
Many recent studies in invasion science have identified species traits that determine either invasiveness or impact. Such analyses underpin risk assessments and attempts to prioritise management actions. However, the ...
Soft touch or heavy hand? Legislative approaches for preventing invasions: insights from cacti in South Africa
(Weeds Science Society of America, 2015)
The rate of transportation, introduction, dissemination and spread of non-native species is increasing despite growing global awareness of the extent and impact of biological invasions. Effective policies are needed to ...
The threats posed by the pet trade in alien terrestrial invertebrates in South Africa
The pet trade has been a major pathway for the introduction of vertebrate invaders, but little is known about its role in invertebrate invasions. Here we assess the trade in terrestrial invertebrates (excluding spiders) ...
A framework to support alien species regulation: the Risk Analysis for Alien Taxa (RAAT)
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 ...
Is invasion science moving towards agreed standards? The influence of selected frameworks
The need to understand and manage biological invasions has driven the development of frameworks to circumscribe, classify, and elucidate aspects of the phenomenon. But how influential have these frameworks really been? To ...