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Special Issue of Biological Invasions: “Non-native species in urban environments: Patterns, processes, impacts and challenges”
21-November-2017

The December 2017 edition of the journal Biological Invasions is a special issue devoted to papers from a conference on urban invasions that was hosted by the Centre for Invasion Biology (C·I·B) in November 2017.

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Being mycorrhizal is important for the persistence and spread of alien plants
15-November-2017

A “mycorrhiza” is a relationship between a fungus and the roots of a plant. The fungus lives inside the plant roots, and increases the roots’ efficiency in absorbing nutrients from the soil. In such a relationship, both the plants and the fungi, are said to be mycorrhizal…

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Acacia seed banks can accumulate in the presence of biological control agents
26-September-2017

A recent study by C·I·B PhD graduate Mathys Strydom (currently at the Academy of Environmental Leadership) found that annual seed input of invasive Australian Acacias is still high, despite the use of biological control agents.

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Protected areas defend wildlife from invasive alien species
22-August-2017

Nature reserves, national parks and marine protected areas have been proven to effectively shield native wildlife from the impacts of invasive species, according to a recent study in the journal Global Change Biology.

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