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Mexican sunflowers are harmful to rural African farmers
18-February-2019

Mexican sunflowers (Tithonia species) are promoted as a green manure, but a survey of rural farmers revealed that these species are invasive, and have substantial negative impacts in addition to their benefits.

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What can we learn about predicting impacts of alien predators from a globally invasive crab?
11-February-2019

Because resources for addressing environmental problems are limited, it has been suggested that management should focus on those species that have the highest impacts in their new environments. Comparing the ability of alien and native species to utilize resources has been shown to offer a sound approach for identifying alien species with high impacts.

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Study examines local knowledge regarding ecosystem services and disservices from invasive alien plants in the Kalahari
04-February-2019

Understanding the trade-offs of invasive alien species for people’s livelihoods and the environment is becoming more prominent to help guide management and to avoid conflicts. One way of framing these benefits and costs are as ecosystem services and disservices.

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African Union recognises world leader in invasion biology
01-February-2019

Prof Dave Richardson from the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (C·I·B) at Stellenbosch University (SU) and a world leading scientist in the field of invasion biology, is the recipient of the 2018 Kwame Nkrumah Award for Scientific Excellence.

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