Range shifts and local adaptation: integrating data and theory towards a new understanding of species’ distributions in the Anthropocene Lee‐Yaw JA, Zenni RD, Hodgins KA, Larson BMH, Cousens R, Webber BL (2019) New Phytologist. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-018-1854-5


Invasive Melinis minutiflora outperforms native species, but the magnitude of the effect is context-dependent Zenni RD, Sampaio AB, Lima YP, Pessoa-Filho M, Lins TCL, Pivello VR, Daehler C (early view) Biological Invasions. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-018-1854-5

Predicting the risk of invasion of 16 species of eucalypts using a risk assessment protocol adjusted for Brazil Ziller SR, Zenni RD, Dechoum MS. (early view) Austral Ecology

Invasive species and the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: how close has Brazil come to achieving Target 10? Dechoum MS, Sampaio AB, Ziller SR, Zenni RD (2018) Rodriguésia

Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species- Brazil. Ziller SR, Zenni RD, Rosse VP, Bastos LS, Wong LJ, Pagad S (2018) Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). DOI: 10.15468/i0avrm


Assessing the risk of invasion of species in the pet trade in Brazil. Rosa CA, Zenni RD, Ziller SR, Curi NHA, Passamani M. 2017. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation, v. 16, p. 38-42

Non-native species in urban environments: patterns, processes, impacts and challenges. Gaertner M, Wilson JRU, Cadotte MW, MacIvor JS, Zenni RD, Richardson DM (2017) Biological Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-017-1598-7

Invasion science in the developying world: a response to Ricciardi et al. Zenni RD, Ziller SR, Pauchard A, Rodriguez-cabal M, Nuñez MA (2017) Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32:807-808

Evolutionary dynamics of tree invasions: complementing the unified framework for biological invasions. Zenni RD, Dickie IA, Wingfield MJ, Hirsch H, Crous CJ, Meyerson LA, Burgess TI, Zimmermann TG, Klock MM, Siemann E, Erfmeier A, Aragon R, Montti L, Le Roux JJ. 2017. AoB Plants 8:plw085.


Ecological studies reveal broad and heterogeneous impacts of exotic tree species plantations – examples from a megadiverse country. Valduga MO, Zenni RD, Vitule JRS. 2016. Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences 88.

Rapid increase in growth and productivity can aid invasions by a non-native tree. Zenni RD, da Cunha WL, Sena G. 2016. AoB Plants 8:plw048.

Dez anos do informe brasileiro sobre espécies exóticas invasoras: avanços, lacunas e direções futuras. Zenni RD, Dechoum MdS, Ziller SR. 2016. Biotemas 29:133-153.


The naturalized flora of Brazil: a step towards identifying future invasive non-native species. Zenni RD. 2015. Rodriguésia 66:1137-1144.

Loci under selection during multiple range expansions of an invasive plant are mostly population-specific, but patterns are associated with climate. Zenni RD, Hoban SM. 2015. Molecular Ecology 24:3360-3371.

Data from: Loci under selection during multiple range expansions of an invasive plant are mostly population-specific, but patterns are associated with climate. Zenni RD, Hoban SM. 2015.  In: Molecular Ecology. Dryad Digital Repository: Dryad Digital Repository.


Rapid evolution and range expansion of an invasive plant are driven by provenance-environment interactions. Zenni RD, Bailey JK, Simberloff D. 2014. Ecology Letters 17:727-735.

Analysis of introduction history of invasive plants in Brazil reveals patterns of association between biogeographical origin and reason for introduction. Zenni RD. 2014. Austral Ecology 39:401-407.

A new invasive species in South America: Pinus oocarpa Schiede ex Schltdl. Braga EP, Zenni RD, Hay JD. 2014. BioInvasion Records 3:207-211.

Adaptive evolution and phenotypic plasticity during naturalization and spread of invasive species: implications for tree invasion biology. Zenni RD, Lamy J-B, Lamarque LJ, Porté AJ. 2014. Biological Invasions 16:635-644.


The elephant in the room: the role of failed invasions in understanding invasion biology. Zenni RD, Nuñez MA. 2013. Oikos 122:801-815.

Number of source populations as a potential driver of pine invasions in Brazil. Zenni RD, Simberloff D. 2013. Biological Invasions 15:1623-1639.

Paisagens antropizadas e invasão por plantas exóticas. Zenni RD, Dechoum MdS. 2013. In: Peres CA, Barlow J, Gardner TA , Vieira ICG, eds. Conservação da biodiversidade em paisagens antropizadas do Brasil Curitiba: Editora UFPR, 549-563.

A standardized set of metrics to assess and monitor tree invasions. Wilson JRU, Caplat P, Dickie IA, Hui C, Maxwell BD, Nuñez MA, Pauchard A, Rejmánek M, Richardson DM, Robertson MP, Spear D, Webber BL, Wilgen BW, Zenni RD. 2013. Biological Invasions 16:535-551.


An overview of invasive plants in Brazil. Zenni RD, Ziller SR. 2011. Brazilian Journal of Botany 34:431-446.

Risk assessment, eradication, and biological control: global efforts to limit Australian acacia invasions. Wilson JRU, Gairifo C, Gibson MR, Arianoutsou M, Bakar BB, Baret S, Celesti-Grapow L, DiTomaso JM, Dufour-Dror J-M, Kueffer C, Kull CA, Hoffmann JH, Impson FAC, Loope LL, Marchante E, Marchante H, Moore JL, Murphy DJ, Tassin J, Witt A, Zenni RD, Richardson DM. 2011. Diversity and Distributions 17:1030-1046.

Adoption, use and perception of Australian acacias around the world. Kull CA, Shackleton CM, Cunningham PJ, Ducatillon C, Dufour-Dror J-M, Esler KJ, Friday JB, Gouveia AC, Griffin AR, Marchante E, Midgley SJ, Pauchard A, Rangan H, Richardson DM, Rinaudo T, Tassin J, Urgenson LS, von Maltitz GP, Zenni RD, Zylstra MJ. 2011. Diversity and Distributions 17:822-836.

Invasão e manejo de Pinus taeda em campos de altitude do Parque Estadual o Pico Paraná, Paraná, Brasil. Falleiros RM, Zenni RD, Ziller SR. 2011. Revista Floresta 41:123-134.


Spread and impact of introduced conifers in South America: lessons from other southern hemisphere regions. Simberloff D, Nuñez MA, Ledgard NJ, Pauchard A, Richardson DM, Sarasola M, Van Wilgen BW, Zalba SM, Zenni RD, Bustamante R, Peña E, Ziller SR. 2010. Austral Ecology 35:489-504.


The importance of flower visitors not predicted by floral syndromes. de Merxem DG, Borremans B, de Jäger ML, Johnson T, Jooste M, Ros P, Zenni RD, Ellis AG, Anderson B. 2009. South African Journal of Botany 75:660-667.

Evaluating the invasiveness of Acacia paradoxa in South Africa. Zenni RD, Wilson JRU, Le Roux JJ, Richardson DM. 2009. South African Journal of Botany 75:485-496.