n African Entomology - wasp damage to seeds of , Peruvian pepper tree, across a rainfall gradient in South Africa : implications for invasiveness : short communications

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



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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