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Landscape-level persistence and distribution of alien feral crops linked to seed transport
To assess the biotic and abiotic drivers of feral crop persistence, the occurrence and size of alien Brassica populations across an agricultural landscape in Canterbury, New Zealand, were surveyed over three years. Measures ...
Scale and complexity implications of making New Zealand predator-free by 2050
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2019-08-26)
The goal to make New Zealand predator-free by 2050 has drawn strong praise and criticism, but these critiques have focused largely on economic or technological feasibility of long-term large-scale eradication. We suggest ...
Explaining the variation in impacts of non-native plants on local-scale species richness: The role of phylogenetic relatedness
Aim: To assess how the magnitude of impacts of non-native plants on species richness of resident plants and animals varies in relation to the traits and phylogenetic position of the non-native as well as characteristics ...
New law risks release of invasive species
(MacMillan Publishers Limited, 2015-01-01)
A new European Union (EU) regulation aiming to control invasive alien species comes into force on 1 January 2015 (see go.nature.com/ajiwtd). It could inadvertently promote — rather than deter — the release of exotic animals ...
Protected land: Threat of invasive species
(American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2018-08-10)
In the Report "One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure," (18 May, p.788), K. R. Jones et al. conclude that 6 million square kilometers (32.8%) of protected land is under intense human pressure.
Scientific and normative foundations for the valuation of alien-species impacts: thirteen core principles
(Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, 2017-02)
Biological invasions cause many impacts that differ widely in how they are perceived. We argue that many conflicts in the valuation of the impacts of alien species are attributable to differences in the framing of the issue ...
What determines pine naturalization: Species traits, climate suitability or forestry use?
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2012-10)
Aim: Species attributes, biogeographic features and human factors have all been shown to discriminate between invasive and non-invasive plant species. However, the relative importance of these factors, their generality in ...
Weed risk assessment: a way forward or a waste of time?
(Wiley on behalf of the British Ecological Society, 2012)
Summary 1.Many alien weeds pose significant environmental and⁄or economic threats across the globe, and methods to assess the potential risk of species introductions are key components in the management of plant invasions. ...
Taxonomic similarity, more than contact opportunity, explains novel plant–pathogen associations between native and alien taxa
(Wiley on behalf of New Phytologist Trust, 2016-11)
Novel associations between plants and pathogens can have serious impacts on managed and natural ecosystems world-wide. The introduction of alien plants increases the potential for biogeographically novel plant–pathogen ...
Rapid Anthropocene speciation reveals pull of the recent: A response to Thomas
Evolutionary biologists have long recognized that evidence of increased species diversification rates in recent versus fossil records may simply reflect better sampling of contemporary biodiversity, a bias they have termed ...