Journal article

Adoption, use and perception of Australian acacias around the world

Christian A Kull, Charlie M Shackleton, Peter J Cunningham, Catherine Ducatillon, Jean-Marc Dufour-Dror, Karen J Esler, James B Friday, Antonio C Gouveia, AR Griffin, Elizabete Marchante, Stephen J Midgley, Anibal Pauchard, Haripriya Rangan, David M Richardson, Tony Rinaudo, Jacques Tassin, Lauren S Urgenson, Graham P von Maltitz, Rafael D Zenni, Matthew J Zylstra

Diversity and Distributions | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

Aim To examine the different uses and perceptions of introduced Australian acacias (wattles; Acacia subgenus Phyllodineae) by rural households and communities. Location Eighteen landscape-scale case studies around the world, in Vietnam, India, Réunion, Madagascar, South Africa, Congo, Niger, Ethiopia, Israel, France, Portugal, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic and Hawai'i. Methods Qualitative comparison of case studies, based on questionnaire sent to network of acacia researchers. Information based on individual knowledge of local experts, published and unpublished sources. Results We propose a conceptual model to explain current uses and perceptions of introduced acacias. It highlights hist..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology for hosting the workshop on introduced Australian acacias in October 2010 and Stellenbosch University and the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust for financial support of the workshop. C.A.K. and H.R's contribution to this work was funded by ARC DP066131; A.P. thanks Fondecyt 1070488, PFB-23 and ICM P05-002 for funding and Paulina Sanchez for data collection. D.M.R. acknowledges funding from the Working for Water Programme (WfW) and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology through their collaborative project on 'Research for Integrated Management of Invasive Alien Species'.