Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa
Articles on invasive species from FISNA members
Below are some publications of specific relevance to forest invasive species in Africa.
Mutitu, E., Hoareau, T.B, Hurley B.P., Garnas, J.R., Wingfield, M.J. & Slippers, B. 2020. Reconstructing early routes of invasion of the bronze bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Hemiptera: Thaumastocoridae): cities as bridgeheads for global pest invasions. Biological Invasions 10.1007/s10530-020-02258-w
Wondafrash, M., Slippers, B., Nambazimana, A., Kayumba, I., Nibouche, S., Van der Lingen, S., Asfaw, B.A., Jenya, H., Mutitu, E.K., Makowe, I.A., Chungu, D., Kiwuso, P., Kulimush, E, Razafindrakotomamonjy, A., Bosu, P.P., Sookar, P. & Hurley, B.P. 2020. Distribution and genetic diversity of five invasive pests of Eucalyptus in sub-Saharan Africa. Biological Invasions 22:2205–2221. 10.1007/s10530-020-02250-4
Schröder, M.L., Slippers, B., Wingfield, M.J. & Hurley, B.P. 2020. Invasion history and management of Eucalyptus snout beetles in the Gonipterus scutellatus species complex. Journal of Pest Science 93:11-25. 10.1007/s10340-019-01156-y
Hurley, B.P. et al. 2017. Challenges to planted forest health in developing economies. Springer International Publishing AG 2017.
A number of strategies have been proposed to manage the increasing threat of insect pests to non native plantation forests, but the implementation of these strategies can be especially challenging in developing economies, such as in countries of sub-Saharan Africa. As in other parts of the world, invasions of non native insect pests in this region are increasing due to increased trade as well as inadequate quarantine regulations and implementation...
Faulkner, K.T. 2016. The balance of trade in alien species between South Africa and the rest of Africa
Alien organisms are not only introduced from one biogeographical region to another but also spread within regions. As South Africa shares land borders with six countries, multiple opportunities exist for the transfer of alien species between South Africa and other African countries; however, the direction and importance of intra-regional spread is unclear.
The movement of goods and people around the world is facilitating the introduction of organisms to regions where they are...