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Hitting the right target: Taxonomic challenges for, and of, plant invasions
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 andmanaging biological invasions. It also explores ...
Europe's other debt crisis caused by the long legacy of future extinctions
(National Academy of Sciences, 2013-04-30)
Rapid economic development in the past century has translated into severe pressures on species survival as a result of increasing land-use change, environmental pollution, and the spread of invasive alien species. However, ...
A unified classification of alien species based on the magnitude of their environmental impacts
(Public Library of Science, 2014-05-06)
Species moved by human activities beyond the limits of their native geographic ranges into areas in which they do not naturally occur (termed aliens) can cause a broad range of significant changes to recipient ecosystems; ...
New pasture plants intensify invasive species risk
(National Academy of Sciences, 2014-11-18)
Agricultural intensification is critical to meet global food demand, but intensification threatens native species and degrades ecosystems. Sustainable intensification (SI) is heralded as a new approach for enabling growth ...
Greater focus needed on alien plant impacts in protected areas
(Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Society for Conservation Biology, 2014-09)
Alien plants pose significant threats to protected areas worldwide yet many studies only describe the degree to which these areas have become invaded. Research must move toward a better understanding of alien plant impacts ...
No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017-02-15)
Although research on human-mediated exchanges of species has substantially intensified during the last centuries, we know surprisingly little about temporal dynamics of alien species accumulations across regions and taxa. ...