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Prosopis: a weed or resourceful tree in South Africa?
24-April-2015

Prosopis is an agroforestry tree that was introduced globally to over 100 countries — including South Africa. Prosopis went through mass scale distribution and planting, to aid farmers with fodder, shade and fire wood…

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Drivers of global change: interactions of invasive species and habitat loss
14-April-2015

Global biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate. Causes of these declines include the destruction of natural habitats as a result of human development, and the introduction of non-native species.

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Using forestry trial data to evaluate species distribution mod
10-April-2015

Predicting which introduced plants and animals are likely to become invasive is a key challenge for invasion biology. To help make these predictions, scientists use models that can predict the potential spread of introduced species.

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C·I·B researcher contributes to global database of photosynthesis in grasses
31-March-2015

Millions of years ago a number of species independently evolved a new type of photosynthesis that allowed them to cope better with low CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. This “innovation” is called C4 photosynthesis…

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