28. Changing Perspectives on Managing Biological Invasions: Insights from South Africa and the Working for Water programme

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Brian W. van Wilgen1,
  2. Ahmed Khan2 and
  3. Christo Marais2

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch28

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Wilgen, B. W. v., Khan, A. and Marais, C. (2010) Changing Perspectives on Managing Biological Invasions: Insights from South Africa and the Working for Water programme, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch28

Editor Information

  1. Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 7602 Matieland, South Africa

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Invasion Biology, CSIR Natural Resources and the Environment, P.O. Box 320, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa

  2. 2

    Working for Water Programme, Cape Town, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335859

Online ISBN: 9781444329988

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Keywords:

  • invasion science - the roads travelled and the roads ahead;
  • study of biological invasions - 50 years after Elton;
  • Charles Elton's insights and concepts - disparate fields of enquiry to sow the seeds for emergence of ‘invasion ecology’;
  • dimensions of research - currently being conducted on non-native species and phenomenon of biological invasions;
  • fields of research - on issues relating to biological invasions;
  • groups ‘systems’ -, ‘target-’ and ‘transformational knowledge’ and ‘boundary management’;
  • study of biological invasions - into the future;
  • networks as a fundamental framework - for invasion ecology;
  • drivers of invasion, towards effective linking - of propagule pressure and other factors in models;
  • identification, detection and maping - taking the technology train

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biological Invasions in South Africa

  • Historic Approaches to Invasive Alien Plant Management

  • A New Approach: The Birth of Working for Water

  • Approaches Adopted by Working for Water

  • Factors Promoting Success

  • Remaining Problems

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References