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Should competition limit or favour species coexistence?
20-June-2017

The theory about the mechanisms underlying the coexistence between species has been developed with a focus on interactions between pairs of species, often ignoring more complex and indirect interactions that can appear in competition networks.

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Genetic data reveals characteristics of a widespread aquatic invader
05-June-2017

Despite repeated introductions, existing populations of an invasive fish predator in South Africa display extremely limited levels of genetic diversity.

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Social-ecological impacts of two invasive plant species in eastern Africa
29-May-2017

Findings from two recent papers by C·I·B postdoc, Ross Shackleton, highlight how the invasive plants prickly pear (Opuntia stricta) and Lantana (Lantana camara), cause negative impacts on local communities and the environment in Kenya and Uganda.

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Book donation boosts Iimbovane ant project
26-May-2017

The Iimbovane Outreach Project has received a generous donation of books, which will be used to help in the teaching of biodiversity science to the high school learners. The donation of 50 copies of the first ever guide to ants of southern Africa, was made possible by the Mapula Trust and the author, Peter Slingsby.

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