In prep

Yannelli FA, Quaglini L, Gandolfi I, Franzetti A, Caronni S, Montagnani C, Carbutt C, Citterio S, R Gentili. Better to be naïve: Naïveté of native communities rather than belowground changes best explain invasion success of Senecio inaequidens.

Yannelli FA, Keet J-H, Kritzinger-Klopper S, JJ Le RouxExamining the role of soil legacy effects following Acacia invasions on the restoration of native vegetation in South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region.

Yannelli FA, Roazzi D, Le Roux JJ, J Kollmann. Context dependency of competition outcome during plant invasions.

Saul W-C, Hui C, Le Roux JJ, Richardson DM, Kritzinger-Klopper S, Yannelli FA. The effect of Acacia invasion and vegetation restoration on fynbos ant communities.


More coming soon 😉



Yannelli FA, Bazzichetto M, Conradi T, Pattison Z, Andrade B, Anibaba QA, , Bonari G, Chelli S,  Cuk M, Damasceno G, Fantinato E, Geange S, Guuroh R, Musa Holle MJ, Küzmič F, Lembrechts J, Mosyaftiani A, Šikuljak T, Teixeira J, Tordoni E, , Pérez-Valladares CX, Sperandii MG. Fifteen emerging challenges and opportunities for vegetation science: A horizon scan by Early Career Researchers. Journal of Vegetation Science 3 (1): e13119.


Yannelli FA. Applying competition theory for the ecological restoration of communities to prevent plant invasions. Biodiversity: 1-5.


Yannelli FA, Saul W-C (2020) The lockdown walk that inspired an experiment. Nature.*(*Guest piece, not peer-reviewed)

Yannelli FA, MacLaren CA, J Kollmann (2020) Moving away from limiting similarity during restoration: Timing of arrival and native biomass are better proxies of invasion suppression in grassland communities. Frontiers in ecology and evolution: 8.

Le Roux JJ, Leishman MR, Cinantya AP, Gufu GD, Hirsch H, Keet J-H, Manea A, Saul W-C, Tabassum S, Warrington S, Yannelli FA, Ossola A (2020) The future of plant biodiversity in the face of global change. Current biology 30(9): R390-R391.

Enders M, (…), Yannelli FA, Jeschke JM (2020) A conceptual map of invasion biology: integrating hypotheses into a consensus network. Global ecology and Biogeography 29978– 991.

Novoa A, (…), Yannelli FA, JRU Wilson (2020) Invasion syndromes: An approach for achieving generalizations in invasion science. Biological Invasions 22: 1801–1820.

Teixeira LH, Yannelli FA, Attayde JL, Ganade G, J Kollmann (2020) Functional diversity and invasive species influence soil fertility in experimental grassland. Plants 9(1): 53.


Yannelli FA, Novoa A, Lorenzo P, Rodriguez J, JJ Le Roux (2020) No evidence for novel weapons: Biochemical recognition modulates early ontogenetic processes of both native and invasive Acacia species. Biological invasions 22 (2): 549-562.

Le Roux JJ, Hui C, Castillo ML, Iriondo JM, Keet J-H, Khapugin AA, Médail F, Rejmanek M, Theron GL, Yannelli FA, Hirsch H (2019) Anthropocene plant extinctions differ between biodiversity hotspots and coldspots. Current biology: 29:2912-2918.e2912.

Latombe G, Canavan S, Hirsch H, Hui C, Kumschick S, Nsikani M, Potgieter L, Saul W-C, Turner S, Wilson J, Yannelli FA, Richardson D (2019) A four-component classification of uncertainties in biological invasions: implications for management. Ecosphere 10:e02669.


Le Roux JJ, Ellis AG, van Zyl L-M, Hosking ND, Keet J-H, and FA Yannelli (2018) Importance of soil legacy effects and successful mutualistic interactions during Australian acacia invasions in nutrient poor environments. Journal of Ecology 106(5): 2071-2081.

Yannelli FA, Karrer G, Hall R, Kollmann J, Heger T (2018) Seed density is more effective than multi-trait limiting similarity in controlling grassland resistance against plant invasions in a mesocosms study. Journal of Applied Vegetation Science 21(3): 411-418.


Saul W-C., Shackleton RT, Yannelli FA (2017) Ecologists Winning Arguments: Ends Don’t Justify the Means. A Response to Begon. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32(10): 772-773.

Yannelli FA, Koch C, Jeschke JM, Kollmann J (2017). Limiting similarity and Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis: understanding the drivers of biotic resistance against invasive plant species. Oecologia: 1-10.

Yannelli FA, Hughes P, Kollmann J (2017). Preventing plant invasions at early stages of revegetation: The role of limiting similarity in seed size and seed density. Ecological Engineering 100: 286-290.


Tabeni S, Yannelli FA, Vezzani N, Mastrantonio LE  (2016) Indicators of landscape organization and functionality in semi-arid former agricultural lands under a passive restoration management over two periods of abandonment. Ecological Indicators 66: 488-496.


Staab K*, Yannelli FA*, Lang M, Kollmann J (2015) Bioengineering effectiveness of seed mixtures for road verges: Functional composition as a predictor of grassland diversity and invasion resistance Ecological Engineering 84:104 – 112.

(*These authors contributed equally to this work)


Yannelli FA, Tabeni S, Mastrantonio LE, Vezzani N (2014) Assessing degradation of abandoned farmlands for conservation of the Monte Desert biome in Argentina. Environmental Management 53 (1): 231-239.

Other contributions

The conversation contribution in English:

The conversation contribution in Spanish: ps://

In the quest of designing grassland communities resistant to invasions during ecological restoration. Post contribution to JVS-AVS blog. See here:

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