Understanding and managing the introduction pathways of alien taxa: South Africa as a case study

  title={Understanding and managing the introduction pathways of alien taxa: South Africa as a case study},
  author={Katelyn T. Faulkner and Mark P Robertson and Mathieu Rouget and John R. U. Wilson},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
For the effective prevention of biological invasions, the pathways responsible for introductions must be understood and managed. However introduction pathways, particularly for developing nations, have been understudied. Using the Hulme et al. (J Appl Ecol 45:403–414, 2008) pathway classification, we assessed the South African introduction pathways in terms of the number of introductions, the invasion success of introduced taxa, how the pathways have changed over time, and how these factors… CONTINUE READING
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