Selected recent examples

  • Smith, M.D., van Wilgen, B.W., Burns, C.E., Govender, N., Andelman, S., Biggs, H.C., Kruger, J., and Trollope, W.S.W. (2013). Long-term effects of fire frequency and season on herbaceous vegetation in savannas of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Journal of Plant Ecology 6, 71-83
  • Kraaij, T., Cowling, R.M. and van Wilgen, B.W. (2013). Fire regimes in eastern coastal fynbos: Imperatives and thresholds in managing for diversity. Koedoe 55(1), Art. #1104, 9 pages
  • van Wilgen, B.W. (2013). Fire management in species-rich Cape fynbos shrublands. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11 (Online Issue 1): e35-e44, doi:10.1890/120137)
  • van Wilgen, B.W., Moran, V.C. and Hoffmann, J.H. (2013). Some perspectives on the risks and benefits of biological control of invasive alien plants in the management of natural ecosystems. Environmental Management 52, 531-540
  • van Wilgen, B.W., Govender, N., Smit, I.P.J. and MacFadyen, S. (2014). The ongoing development of a pragmatic and adaptive fire management policy in a large African savanna protected area. Journal of Environmental Management 132, 358-368
  • van Wilgen, B.W. and Richardson D.M. (2014). Managing invasive alien trees: challenges and trade-offs. Biological Invasions 16:721-734
  • Van Wilgen, B.W. and Wannenburgh, A. (2016). Co-facilitating invasive species control, water conservation and poverty relief: Achievements and challenges in South Africa’s Working for Water programme. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 19, 7-17.
  • van Wilgen, B.W., Boshoff, N., Smit, I.P.J., Solano-Fernandez, S., van der Walt, L. (2016). A bibliometric analysis to illustrate the role of an embedded research capability in South African National Parks. Scientometrics 107, 185-212.
  • van Wilgen, B.W., Carruthers, J., Cowling, R.M., Esler, K.J., Forsyth, A.T., M. Gaertner, M., Hoffmann, M.T., Kruger, F.J., Midgley, G.F., Richardson, D.M., Palmer, G., Pence, G.Q.K., Raimondo, D., van Wilgen, N.J. and Wilson, J.R.U. (2016). Ecological research and conservation management in the Cape Floristic Region between 1945 and 2015: History, current understanding and future challenges Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 71, 207-304.
  • van Wilgen, B.W., Fill, J.M., Baard, J., Cheney, C., Forsyth, A.T., Kraaij, T., (2016). Historical costs and projected future scenarios for the management of invasive alien plants in protected areas in the Cape Floristic Region. Biological Conservation 200, 168-177.
  • van Wilgen, B.W., Fill, J.M., Govender, N. and Foxcroft, L.C. (2017). An assessment of the evolution, costs and effectiveness of alien plant control operations in Kruger National Park, South Africa. NeoBiota 35, 35-59.
  • Witt, A.B.R., Kiambi, S., Beale, T. & van Wilgen, B.W. (2017). A preliminary assessment of the extent and potential impacts of alien plant invasions in the Serengeti- Mara ecosystem, East Africa. Koedoe 59(1), a1426.
  • van Wilgen, B.W. (2018). The management of invasive alien plants in South Africa: Strategy, progress and challenges. Outlooks on Pest Management 29, 13-17.
  • van Wilgen BW, Raghu S, Sheppard AW, Schaffner U (2020) Quantifying the social and economic benefits of weed biological control in natural ecosystems. Current Opinion in Insect Science
  • van Wilgen BW, Measey GJ, Richardson DM, Wilson JR, Zengeya T (2020) Biological invasions in South Africa. Springer, Berlin.