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Wrapping yachts — the answer to dealing to heavily fouled vessels that have foreign species on them?
11-December-2018

Many marine organisms move around the world on the bottom of ships and yachts. This living layer is commonly referred to as hull fouling. Unfortunately, hull fouling not only increases both the drag and fuel consumption of vessels, but is also one of the major contributors to the introduction and spread of invasive species.

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A roadmap for climate change biologists and conservation practitioners
27-November-2018

Predicting the future is hard. A recent review on climate change vulnerability assessments of species attempts to make this task easier for climate change biologists and conservation practitioners.

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Are Cape Town’s naturalised ornamentals invasive?
13-November-2018

Sixteen alien ornamental species that have spread from gardens into the city’s open spaces were assessed for their potential to invade natural habitats. A subset of species was found to be invasive in one or more habitat types.

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Report on status of biological invasions in South Africa a world first
06-November-2018

Two ecologists from the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology at the Stellenbosch University, Prof. Brian van Wilgen and Prof. John Wilson, were the lead authors of South Africa's first national report on the status of invasive species…

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