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Tall-statured grasses provide an important functional group for invasion research
16-October-2018

Tall-statured grasses often have generalisable impacts related to their ability to produce and accumulate a large amount of biomass. The idea of tall-statured grasses as being a useful functional group for invasion science was explored in a recent article published in Biological Invasions.

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Can public surveys be effectively used to reconstruct biological invasions?
02-October-2018

Public surveys can be combined with field surveys to reconstruct invasions, finds a new study by C·I·B researchers Nitya Prakash Mohanty (PhD student) and John Measey (Core Team Member).

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Plant diversity drives global patterns of insect invasions
26-September-2018

During the last two centuries, thousands of insect species have been moved (mostly unintentionally) outside of their native ranges. Some of these species were able to establish in new areas and in some cases with catastrophic ecological and economic impacts.

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Alien pine invasions increase the severity of large wildfires
18-September-2018

A paper published in the journal Fire Ecology has demonstrated that conversion of natural fynbos vegetation to pine plantations, and subsequent invasion of surrounding land by pine trees, increased the severity of large destructive wildfires in the Knysna region in 2017.

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