n African Entomology - Megastigmus wasp damage to seeds of Schinus molle, Peruvian pepper tree, across a rainfall gradient in South Africa : implications for invasiveness : short communications
|Article Title||Megastigmus wasp damage to seeds of Schinus molle, Peruvian pepper tree, across a rainfall gradient in South Africa : implications for invasiveness : short communications|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||D.M. Iponga, J.P. Cuda, S.J. Milton and D.M. Richardson|
|Publication Date||Mar 2008|
|Pages||127 - 131|
Recent studies have demonstrated that alien plant species have smaller pathogen and herbivore communities in their introduced ranges than in their native ranges (Mitchell & Power 2003), and that species regulated by predators in their native habitat may experience a strong predator release effect in their new environment (Maron & Vilà 2001; Keane & Crawley 2002).
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