Science and management meet to evaluate and attempt eradication of the invasive <em>Melaleuca parvistaminea</em>
A single plant growing out of a termite mound in the Kluitjieskraal pine plantation near Wolseley. (Photo credits: John Wilson)

Science and management meet to evaluate and attempt eradication of the invasive Melaleuca parvistaminea

Research on rough-barked Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca parvistaminea) in South Africa began in 2009 when the newly formed SANBI’s Invasive Species Programme attempt to identify potentially invasive alien plant species as targets for eradication.

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Multi-scale predictive maps can help us manage tree invaders
Haylee Kaplan collecting soil core samples along a plantation road

Multi-scale predictive maps can help us manage tree invaders

Eradication of invasive alien plants requires that all populations of the plants have been found and every plant removed. This entails intensive searching, which often comes at a great expense. Maps that show where species are likely to occur are useful for guiding searches, and may reduce the costs and increase the success of eradication operations. Such maps are based on models that explore the links between plant distributions and climatic factors in order to predict where the plants might occur.

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