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Where did the invasive Guttural Toads come from?
07-October-2019

Guttural toads (Sclerophrys gutturalis) have been invasive in Mauritius and Reunion for nearly 100 years (since ~1922), and have been in Constantia (near Cape Town) for another 20 years, but where did those colonising toads come from?

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Centre for Invasion Biology represented at the IPBES assessment on invasive alien species
13-September-2019

The first meeting of authors for a new global assessment of invasive alien species and their control for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), was held recently in Japan.

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One thing often leads to another: the case of secondary invasion
30-August-2019

Clearing the invasive alien tree Port Jackson (Acacia saligna) doesn’t necessarily lead to the recovery of native plant communities because secondary invaders may be dominant and persist up to three years after clearing at levels…

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Can we predict the capacity for thermoregulatory behaviour to buffer climate warming impacts?
16-August-2019

A large diversity of animals can use behavioural thermoregulation, which is the selection of microhabitats such as shade and sun patches or changes in activity patterns within days or between seasons, to maintain preferred body temperatures.

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