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Protected-area boundaries as filters of plant invasions
(Society for Conservation Biology, 2011)
Human land uses surrounding protected areas provide propagules for colonization of these areas by non-native species, and corridors between protected-area networks and drainage systems of rivers provide pathways for ...
Plant invasion science in protected areas: progress and priorities
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 ...
A cross-scale approach for abundance estimation of invasive alien plants in a large protected area
Efficient management of invasive alien plants requires robust and cost-efficient methods for measuring the abundance and spatial structure of inva- sive alien plants with sufficient accuracy. Here, we present such a ...
Invasive alien plants in protected areas: threats, opportunities, and the way forward.
(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 ...
Plant invasions in protected areas: outlining the issues and creating the links
(Springer, Dordrecht, 2013)
There are numerous excellent volumes on the topic of biological invasions, some of which deal with conservation-related issues to varying degrees. Almost 30 years since the last global assessment of alien plant invasions ...
Expanding the conceptual frameworks of plant invasion ecology
(Elsevier GmbH, 2011)
Numerous mechanisms driving alien plant invasions have been described in a rapidly growing body of literature. However these are frequently case specific, making generalizations across species and systems difficult. A ...
Defining optimal sampling effort for large-scale monitoring of invasive alien plants: a Bayesian method for estimating abundance and distribution
1. Monitoring the abundance and spatial structure of invasive alien plant populations is important for designing and measuring the efficacy of long-term management strategies. However, methods for monitoring over large ...
National parks impact and pathways database for plants
A database of potential impacts and possible pathways of introduction for alien plants in national parks in South Africa.
Human population density explains alien species richness in protected areas
Understanding the drivers of biological invasions, across taxa and regions, is important for designing appropriate management interventions. However there has been no work that has examined potential drivers of both plant ...
Alien plant invasions in tropical savanna ecosystems: patterns, processes and prospects
Biological invasions affect virtually all ecosystems on earth, but the degree to which different regions and biomes are invaded, and the quality of information from different regions, varies greatly. A large body of ...