• Hitting the right target: taxonomic challenges for, and of, plant invasions 

      Pysek, P.; Hulme, P.E.; Meyerson, L.A.; Smith, G.F.; Boatwright, J.S.; Crouch, N.R.; Figueiredo, E.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Jarosik, V.; Richardson, D.M.; Suda, J.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Oxford University Press, 2013-09-19)
      This paper explores how a lack of taxonomic expertise, and by implication a dearth of taxonomic products such as identification tools, has hindered progress in understanding and managing biological invasions. It also ...
    • Icons in peril: invasive alien plants in African protected areas 

      Foxcroft, L.C.; Witt, A.; Lotter, W.D. (Springer, Dordrecht, 2013)
      Protected areas in Africa are global conservation icons, attracting millions of tourists a year. However, these areas are being threatened by a growing human population making increasing demands on the natural capitol ...
    • Invasion syndromes: a systematic approach for predicting biological invasions and facilitating effective management 

      Novoa, A.; Richardson, D.M.; Pyšek, P.; Meyerson, L.A.; Bacher, S.; Canavan, S.; Catford, J.A.; Čuda, J.; Essl, F.; Foxcroft, L.C.; Genovesi, P.; Hirsch, H.; Hui, C.; Jackson, M.C.; Kueffer, C.; Le Roux, J.J.; Measey, J.; Mohanty, N.P.; Moodley, D.; Müller-Schärer, H.; Packer, J.G.; Pergl, J.; Robinson, T.B.; Saul, W.C.; Shackleton, R.T.; Visser, V.; Weyl, O.L.F.; Yannelli, F.A.; Wilson, J.R.U. (2020)
      Our ability to predict invasions has been hindered by the seemingly idiosyncratic context-dependency of individual invasions. However, we argue that robust and useful generalisations in invasion science can be made by ...
    • Invasive alien plants in protected areas: threats, opportunities, and the way forward. 

      Foxcroft, L.C.; Richardson, D.M.; Pyšek, P.; Genovesi, P. (Springer, Dortrecht, 2013)
      The potential threats posed by biological invasions are widely appreciated, but the state of knowledge and level of management of invasive alien plants in protected areas differs considerably across the world. Research ...
    • Ornamental plants as invasive aliens: problems and solutions in Kruger National Park, South Africa 

      Foxcroft, L.C.; Richardson, D.M.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2008)
      The most widespread invasive alien plant species in South Africa’s Kruger National Park (KNP) were either introduced unintentionally along rivers and roads, or intentionally for use as ornamentals. We examine the spatial ...
    • Patterns of alien plant distribution in a river landscape following an extreme flood 

      Foxcroft, L.C.; Parsons, M.; McLoughlin, C.A.; Richardson, D.M. (Elsevier B.V, 2008)
      The availability of suitable patches and gaps in the landscape is a crucial determinant of invasibility for alien plants. The type and arrangement of patches in the landscape may both facilitate and obstruct alien plant ...
    • Plant invasion science in protected areas: progress and priorities 

      Foxcroft, L.C.; Pysek, P.; Richardson, D.M.; Genovesi, P.; MacFadyen, S. (Springer, 2017)
      Invasive alien species are a major problem for managers of protected areas (PAs) worldwide. Until the 1980s biological invasions were widely considered to be largely confined to anthropogenically disturbed sites and the ...
    • Reconstructing 50 years of Opuntia stricta invasion in the Kruger National Park, South Africa: environmental determinants and propagule pressure 

      Foxcroft, L.C.; Rouget, M.; Richardson, D.M.; Fadyen, S.M. (2004-11-01)
      Many factors influence the spread dynamics and distribution of invasive alien organisms. Despite progress in unravelling the determinants of invasiveness and invasibility, robust, spatially-explicit predictive models for ...