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What's your name? Resolving taxonomic uncertainties in an invasive tree
22-March-2017

A recent paper led by C·I·B post-doctoral fellow Heidi Hirsch highlights how uncertainty about the taxonomy can impact inferences in invasion ecology, using the Australian silver wattle (Acacia dealbata) as a case study.

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C·I·B members collaborate to build capacity in river rehabilitation monitoring
24-February-2017

Habitat modification, pollution and alien fishes are among the greatest threats to South Africa’s freshwater biodiversity. Alien fish impact is primarily through predation on, and/or competition with, native fishes, invertebrate and plant communities.

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Negative effects of Siam weed invasions for Tanzanian livelihoods
06-February-2017

Findings from a paper by a C·I·B post-doctoral fellow, Ross Shackleton, highlight how a recent invader, Siam weed (Chromolaena odorara), has significant negative impacts on the livelihoods of local communities and the environment in Tanzania.

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Bridging the knowing-doing gap in Blaauwberg Nature Reserve
30-January-2017

In November 2016, the Centre for Invasion Biology (C·I·B) supported a workshop to help close the gap between research and management practices in the restoration of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos.

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