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dc.contributor.author Van Wilgen, B
dc.contributor.author Impson, ND
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-29T14:28:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-29T14:28:40Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Van Wilgen, B and Impson, ND. Are invasive aliens a real threat to biodiversity in South Africa? Observations on environmental change in South Africa. SUN MeDIA. Stellenbosch, South Africa en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920338-24-4
dc.identifier.uri http://www.africansunmedia.co.za/Portals/0/files/Promotion/Observations-on-Environmental-Change-in-SA-e-version-Section-3.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5883
dc.description Copyright: The authors and SUN MeDIA, Stellenbosch, South Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract South Africa has abundant biodiversity, but also many invasive alien species, especially plants and fish, that can transform ecosystems. Invading alien trees and shrubs impact on fynbos and threaten up to a quarter of the nation's plant species. Freshwater ecosystems are often dominated by alien fish, while invasive alien plants invade the catchments of major rivers, riparian zones and open water surfaces. Invasieve alien pathogens and diseases, such as the rinderpest that decimated wildlife and wildstock at the end of the 19th century, pose a constant threat to biodiversity. Uncertainties in monitoring and predicting trends, and rehabilating priority conservations are important challenges. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SUN MeDIA en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;9052
dc.subject South African environmental change en_US
dc.subject Environmental change en_US
dc.subject South African biodiversity en_US
dc.subject Alien plants en_US
dc.subject Alien plants threat en_US
dc.title Are invasive aliens a real threat to biodiversity in South Africa? en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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