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  • 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 ...
  • Wilson, JRU; García-Díaz, P; Cassey, P; Richardson, DM; Pyšek, P; Blackburn, TM (Pensoft Publishers, 2016)
    In a recent Discussion Paper, Hoffmann and Courchamp (2016) posed the question: are biological invasions and natural colonisations that different? This apparently simple question resonates at the core of the biological ...
  • Boyero, L; Pearson, RG; Hui, C; Gessner, MO; Pérez, J; Alexandrou, MA; Graça, MAS; Cardinale, BJ; Albariño, RJ; Arunachalam, M; Barmuta, LA; Boulton, AJ; Bruder, A; Callisto, M; Chauvet, E; Death, RG; Dudgeon, D; Encalada, AC; Ferreira, V; Figueroa, R; Flecker, AS; Gonçalves, JF; Helson, J; Iwata, T; Jinggut, T; Mathooko, J; Mathuriau, C; M'Erimba, C; Moretti, MS; Pringle, CM; Ramírez, A; Ratnarajah, L; Rincon, J; Yule, CM (The Royal Society Publishing, 2016-06-15)
    Plant litter breakdown is a key ecological process in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Streams and rivers, in particular, contribute substantially to global carbon fluxes. However, there is little information available ...
  • Zengeya, TA; Booth, AJ; Chimimba, CT (MDPI, 2015-07-14)
    This study developed niche models for the native ranges of Oreochromis andersonii, O. mortimeri, and O. mossambicus, and assessed how much of their range is climatically suitable for the establishment of O. niloticus, and ...
  • Newete, SW; Byrne, MJ (Springer, 2016-02-27)
    The actual amount of fresh water readily accessible for use is <1 % of the total amount of water on earth, and is expected to shrink further due to the projected growth of the population by a third in 2050. Worse yet are ...
  • Shi, P-J; Huang, J-G; Hui, C; Grissino-Mayer, HD; Tardif, JC; Zhai, L-H; Wang, F-S; Li, B-L (Frontiers Media, 2015-10-15)
    Tree-rings are often assumed to approximate a circular shape when estimating forest productivity and carbon dynamics. However, tree rings are rarely, if ever, circular, thereby possibly resulting in under- or over-estimation ...
  • Hulme, PE; Pauchard, A; Pyšek, P; Vilà, M; Alba, C; Blackburn, TM; Bullock, JM; Chytrý, M; Dawson, W; Dunn, AM; Essl, F; Genovesi, P; Maskell, LC; Meyerson, LA; Nuñez, MA; Pergl, J; Pescott, OL; Pocock, MJO; Richardson, DM; ROY, HE; Smart, SM; Štajerová, K; Stohlgren, T; van Kleunen, M; Winter, M (National Academy of Sciences, 2015-06-09)
    Conservation scientists and practitioners have long recognized that not all non-native species pose a threat to biodiversity, yet some ecologists still fail to grasp this message (1). The conclusions drawn by Thomas and ...
  • Sadchatheeswaran, S; Branch, GM; Robinson, TB (Springer Verlag, 2015-01-14)
    Worldwide, marine rocky shores are being modified by alien species, but their successive impacts are rarely recorded. We documented sequential invasions of Marcus Island on the west coast of South Africa by comparing ...
  • Baeckens, S; Edwards, S; Huyghe, K; Van Damme, R (Oxford University Press, 2014-10-24)
    Animals communicate via a variety of sensory channels and signals. Studies on acoustic and visual communication systems suggest that differences in the physical environment contribute to the variety of signalling behaviour, ...
  • Parida, M; Hoffmann, AA; Hil, MP (Wiley, 2015-03-02)
    Aim: Our first aim was to determine the environmental factors associated with two native Australian Lepidoptera species, Lomera caespitosae and Oncopera alpina, key herbivores of alpine and subalpine Poa grasses. Both ...
  • 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. ...
  • Gudowska, A; Boardman, L; Terblanche, JS (Company of Biologists, 2016)
    The discontinuous gas exchange (DGE) pattern of respiration shown by many arthropods includes periods of spiracle closure (C-phase) and is largely thought to serve as a physiological adaptation to restrict water loss in ...
  • Boardman, L; Sorensen, JG; Kostal, V; Simek, P; Terblanche, JS (Springer Nature, 2016-09-16)
    Insect cold tolerance depends on their ability to withstand or repair perturbations in cellular homeostasis caused by low temperature stress. Decreased oxygen availability (hypoxia) can interact with low temperature ...
  • 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: ...
  • Grieshaber, BJ; Terblanche, JS (Elsevier, 2015-06-07)
    The insect gas exchange system is characterised by branching air-filled tubes (tracheae/tracheoles) and valve-like structures in their outer integument (spiracles) which allow for a periodic gas exchange pattern known as ...
  • Woodford, DJ; Richardson, DM; MacIsaac, HJ; Mandrak, NE; van Wilgen, BW; Wilson, JRU; Weyl, OLF (Pensoft Publishers, 2016)
    The Anthropocene Epoch is characterized by novel and increasingly complex dependencies between the environment and human civilization, with many challenges of biodiversity management emerging as wicked problems. Problems ...
  • Essl, F; Bacher, S; Blackburn, TM; Booy, O; Brundu, G; Brunel, S; Cardoso, A; Eschen, R; Gallardo, B; García-Berthou, BGE; Genovesi, P; Groom, Q; Harrower, C; Hulme, PE; Katsanevakis, S; Kenis, M; Kühn, I; Kumschick, S; Martinou, AF; Nentwig, W; O'Flynn, C; Pagad, S; Pergl, J; Pyšek, P; Rabitsch, W; Richardson, DM; Roques, A; Roy, HE; Scalera, R; Schindler, S; Seebens, H; Vanderhoeven, S; Vilà, M; Wilson, JRU; Zenetos, A; Jeschke, JM (Oxford University Press, 2015-07-11)
    Substantial progress has been made in understanding how pathways underlie and mediate biological invasions. However, key features of their role in invasions remain poorly understood, available knowledge is widely scattered, ...
  • Karsten, M; Van Vuuren, BJ; Addison, P; Terblanche, JS (Wiley, 2015-04-10)
    Aim: Knowledge of how effective interceptions and quarantine measures are in preventing new biological invasions is of paramount importance for maintaining ecosystem function in a rapidly changing world. Here, we determine ...
  • Essl, F; Dullinger, S; Rabitsch, W; Hulme, PE; Pyšek, P; Wilson, JRU; Richardson, DM (Elsevier, 2015-07)
    Delayed biodiversity responses to environmental forcing mean that rates of contemporary biodiversity changes are underestimated, yet these delays are rarely addressed in conservation policies. Here, we identify mechanisms ...