Recent News
Reducing uncertainty in invasion threats of agricultural crop pests: lurking danger of Natal fruit fly?
22-July-2016

How do we know if a pest insect is likely to become invasive and a threat in the future? When and where should we take action to prevent further invasion? These are just two of the questions that a team of C·I·B researchers tackled for the Natal fruit fly…

read article ]

 
How to prioritise inspections at borders to prevent invasions
18-July-2016

According to research conducted by C·I·B post-doctoral fellow Katelyn Faulkner, border control should focus on vectors that transport many alien species from countries with climates similar to that of South Africa.

read article ]

 
“Bold steps” needed to improve management of invasive pines
11-July-2016

“Bold steps” are needed to improve the management of specifically invasive pines in protected areas of the Cape Floral Region (CFR), researchers from several of South Africa’s major environmental organisations warn.

read article ]

 
Review on catfish invasions in Brazil and South Africa highlights the need for impact studies
01-July-2016

Recent invasions of rivers in Brazil, China, India and South Africa by African sharptooth catfish are worrying because this large predator is likely to have negative impacts on local ecosystems.

read article ]

 
Archived News