NRF-Funded Research Outputs (Journal Articles, Conference papers, Book Chapters, Books): Recent submissions

  • Vanhooydonck, B; Measey, J; Edwards, S; Makhubo, B; Tolley, KA; Herrel, A (Oxford University Press, 2015-04-13)
    Locomotion is important to animals because it has direct implications for fitness through its role in predator escape, prey capture, and territory defence. Despite significant advances in our understanding of animal ...
  • Van Wilgen, BW (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2015-08)
    Forests supply important commercial resources in the form of timber for building, furniture and packaging, and pulp for paper products. As human populations grow, the demand for these products is driving substantial growth ...
  • Tran, TN; Jackson, MC; Sheath, D; Verreycken, H; Britton, JR (Wiley, 2015-07)
    Ecological theory attempts to predict how impacts for native species arise from biological invasions. A fundamental question centres on the feeding interactions of invasive and native species: whether invasion will result ...
  • Thabethe, v; Wilson, A; Hart, LA; Downs, CT (Springer Verlag, 2015-06-30)
    Avian frugivores play a key role in seed dispersal of many plant species, including invasive alien plants. We assessed the effect of gut passage on the germination of selected invasive alien plant species in South Africa. ...
  • Tererai, F; Gaertner, M; Jacobs, SM; Richardson, DM (Springer Verlag, 2014-09-23)
    We investigated the potential role of soil-stored seed banks in driving vegetation recovery under varying intensities of invasion by the alien tree Eucalyptus camaldulensis along the Berg River in South Africa’s Western ...
  • Te Beest, M; Esler, KJ (Springer Verlag, 2014-12-10)
    Our understanding of the link between plant functional traits and ecological impact of invasive alien plant species is fragmentary and the mechanisms leading to impacts are poorly understood. Moreover, current knowledge ...
  • Rhodin, AGJ; Kaiser, H; van Dijk, PP; Wüster, W; O’Shea, M; Archer, M; Auliya, M; Boitani, L; Bour, R; Clausnitzer, V; Contreras-MacBeath, T; Crother, BI; Daza, JM; Driscoll, CA; Flores-Villela, O; Frazier, J; Fritz, U; Gardner, AL; Gascon, C; Georges, A; Glaw, F; Grazziotin, FG; Groves, CP; Haszprunar, G; Havaš, P; Hero, J; Hoffmann, M; Hoogmoed, MS; Horne, BD; Iverson, JB; Jäch, M; Jenkins, CL; Jenkins, RKB; Kiester, AR; Keogh, JS; acher Jr., TE; Lovich, JE; Luiselli, L; Mahler, DL; Mallon, DP; Mast, R; McDiarmid, RW; Measey, J; Mittermeier, RA; Molur, S; Mosbrugger, V; Murphy, RW; Naish, D; Niekisch, M; Ota, H; Parham, JF; Parr, MJ; Pilcher, NJ; Pine, RH; Rylands, AB; Sanderson, JG; Savage, JM; Schleip, W; Scrocchi, GJ; Shaffer, HB; Smith, EN; Sprackland, R; Stuart, SN; Vetter, H; Vitt, LJ; Waller, T; Webb, G; Wilson, EO; Zaher, H; Thomson, S (International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature, 2015-03)
    In Case 3601 Raymond Hoser has asked the Commission to validate for the purposes of nomenclature the name Spracklandus Hoser, 2009, and ‘the journal in which it was published,’ issue 7 of the Australasian Journal of ...
  • Kumschick, S; Bacher, S; Evans, T; Marková, Z; Pergl, J; Pyšek, P; Vaes‐Petignat, S; van der Veer, G; Vilà, M; Nentwig, W (Wiley, 2015-03-17)
    Alien species can change the recipient environment in various ways, and some of them cause considerable damage. Understanding such impacts is crucial to direct management actions. This study addresses the following questions: ...
  • Kumschick, S; Gaertner, M; Vilà, M; Essl, F; Jeschke, JM; Pyšek, P; Ricciardi, A; Bacher, S; Blackburn, TM; Dick, JTA; Evans, T; Hulme, PE; Kühn, I; Mrugała, A; Pergl, J; Rabitsch, W; Richardson, DM; Sendek, A; Winter, M (Oxford University Press, 2014-12-12)
    Despite intensive research during the past decade on the effects of alien species, invasion science still lacks the capacity to accurately predict the impacts of those species and, therefore, to provide timely advice to ...
  • Hawkins, CL; Bacher, S; Essl, F; Hulme, PE; Jeschke, JM; Kühn, I; Kumschick, S; Nentwig, W; Pergl, J; Pyšek, P; Rabitsch, W; Richardson, DM; Vilà, M; Wilson, JRU; Genovesi, P; Blackburn, TM (Wiley, 2015-09-21)
    Recently, Blackburn et al. (2014) developed a simple, objective and transparent method for classifying alien taxa in terms of the magnitude of their detrimental environmental impacts in recipient areas. Here, we present a ...
  • Gibb, H; Sanders, NJ; Dunn, RR; Watson, S; Photakis, M; Abril, S; Andersen, AN; Angulo, E; Armbrecht, I; Arnan, X; Baccaro, FB; Bishop, TR; Boulay, R; Castracani, C; Del Toro, I; Delsinne, T; Diaz, M; Donoso, DA; Enríquez, ML; Fayle, TM; Feener, DH; Fitzpatrick, MC; Gómez, C; Grasso, DA; Groc, S; Heterick, B; Hoffmann, BD; Lach, L; Lattke, J; Leponce, M; Lessard, J; Longino, J; Lucky, A; Majer, J; Menke, SB; Mezger, D; Mori, A; Munyai, TC; Paknia, O; Pearce-Duvet, J; Pfeiffer, M; Philpott, SM; De Souza, JLP; Tista, M; Vasconcelos, HL; Vonshak, M; Parr, CL (Royal Society, 2015-05-20)
    Many studies have focused on the impacts of climate change on biological assemblages, yet little is known about how climate interacts with other major anthropogenic influences on biodiversity, such as habitat disturbance. ...
  • Essl, F; Biró, K; Brandes, D; Broennimann, O; Bullock, JM; Chapman, DS; Chauvel, B; Dullinger, S; Fumanal, B; Guisan, A; Karrer, G; Kazinczi, G; Kueffer, C; Laitung, B; Lavoie, C; Leitner, M; Mang, T; Moser, D; Müller‐Schärer, H; Petitpierre, B; Richter, R; Schaffner, U; Smith, M; Starfinger, U; Vautard, R; Vogl, G; Von der Lippe, M; Follak, S (Wiley, 2015-04-29)
    This account presents information on all aspects of the biology of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. (Common ragweed) that are relevant to understanding its ecology. The main topics are presented within the standard framework of ...
  • Crous, PW; Wingfield, MJ; Le Roux, JJ; Richardson, DM; Strasberg, D; Shivas, RG; Alvarado, P; Edwards, J; Moreno, G; Sharma, R; Sonawane, MS; Tan, YP; Altés, A; Barasubiye, T; Barnes, CW; Blanchette, RA; Boertmann, D; Bogo, A; Carlavilla, JR; Cheewangkoon, R; Daniel, R; de Beer, ZW; Yáñez-Morales, MD; Duong, TA; Fernández-Vicente, J; Geering, ADW; Guest, DI; Held, BW; Heykoop, M; Hubka, V; Ismail, AM; Kajale, SC; Khemmuk, W; Kolařík, M; Kurli, R; Lebeuf, R; Lévesque, CA; Lombard, L; Magista, D; Manjón, JL; Marincowitz, S; Mohedano, JM; Nováková, A; Oberlies, NH; Otto, EC; Paguigan, ND; Pascoe, IG; Pérez-Butrón, JL; Perrone, G; Rahi, P; Raja, HA; Rintoul, T; Sanhueza, RMV; Scarlett, K; Shouche, YS; Shuttleworth, LA; Taylor, PWJ; Thorn, RG; Vawdrey, LL; Solano-Vidal, R; Voitk, A; Wong, PTW; Wood, AR; Zamora, JC; Groenewald, JZ (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2015-12-04)
    Novel species of fungi described in the present study include the following from Australia: Neoseptorioides eucalypti gen. & sp. nov. from Eucalyptus radiata leaves, Phytophthora gondwanensis from soil, Diaporthe tulliensis ...
  • Boyero, L; Pearson, RG; Swan, CM; Hui, C; Albariño, RJ; Arunachalam, M; Callisto, M; Chará, J; Chará -Serna, AM; Chauvet, E; Cornejo, A; Dudgeon, D; Encalada, AC; Ferreira, V; Gessner, MO; Gon ç alves Jr, JF; Graça, MAS; Helson, JE; Mathooko, JM; McKie, BG; Moretti, MS; Yule, CM (Wiley, 2015-05-14)
    Understanding what mechanisms shape the diversity and composition of biological assemblages across broad‐scale gradients is central to ecology. Litter‐consuming detritivorous invertebrates in streams show an unusual diversity ...
  • Roux, DJ; Kingsford, RT; McCool, SF; McGeoch, MA; Foxcroft, LC (Springer Verlag, 2015-04-04)
    Governments charge their conservation agencies to safeguard biodiversity through protected areas and threat mitigation. Increasingly, conservation management and policy need to be supported by rigorous evidence provided ...
  • Robinson, TB; Swart, C (AOSIS, 2015-03-25)
    Sagartia ornata is an alien anemone that occurs intertidally within the West Coast National Park (WCNP). Whilst baseline distributional data was gathered in 2001, the range and abundance of this alien has not been reassessed. ...
  • Reinecke, MK; Brown, CA; Esler, KJ; King, JM; Kleynhans, MT; Kidd, M (Springer Verlag, 2015-02-08)
    Plant species are known to be distributed on river banks in a sequence of community zones from the water’s edge to the outer riparian area. The interplay between flow and landscape is thought to drive the existence of these ...
  • Reddy, GV; Shi, P; Hui, C; Cheng, X; Ouyang, F; Ge, F (Wiley, 2015-11-17)
    Knowing how climate change affects the population dynamics of insect pests is critical for the future of integrated pest management. Rising winter temperatures from global warming can drive increases in outbreaks of some ...
  • Rebelo, aj; Le Maitre, DC; Esler, KJ; Cowling, RM (Wiley, 2015-07-14)
    Valley‐bottom wetlands are valuable assets as they provide many ecosystem services to mankind. Despite their value, valley‐bottom wetlands are often exploited and land‐use/land‐cover (LULC) change results in trade‐offs in ...
  • Pipek, P; Pyšek, P; Blackburn, TM (Pensoft, 2015-01-16)
    New Zealand harbours a considerable number of alien plants and animals, and is often used as a model region for studies on factors determining the outcome of introductions. Alien birds have been a particular focus of ...