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River red gum in South Africa – towards a national management strategy
10-December-2019

In a recent review, a diverse team of researchers led by C·I·B postdoctoral fellow Heidi Hirsch compiled comprehensive information on the past and current status of river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.) in South Africa

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Prioritising pathways, alien species, and sites for contingency planning
04-December-2019

New species are introduced to environments outside their native ranges, sometimes causing negative ecological and socio-economic impacts. Identifying which species are potentially problematic is important in planning strategic responses for preventing introductions and mitigating impacts in vulnerable environments such as cities.

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Guava invasion facilitates changes in some soil properties
11-November-2019

Guava (Psidium guajava L.) is a commercially grown small tree, which also invades pastures and abandoned fields in South Africa. The tree acts as a pioneer species in recovering degraded landscapes thus making ecological restoration a challenge.

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The silent and hidden movement of latent pathogens around the world
29-October-2019

A recent study by Fahimeh Jami, together with C·I·B researchers Jaco Le Roux and Dave Richardson, had a closer look at the geographical and host range of Botryosphaeriaceae, a family of fungi that are common pathogens on woody plants.

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