Tracking invasive species? Follow the people

The distribution of established alien species in different regions of the world varies significantly. Until now, scientists were uncertain about where the global hotspots for established alien species are located. An international research team that includes Professor Mark van Kleunen, ecologist at the University of Konstanz, is the first to provide an analysis of these hotspots: According to their study, most alien species can be found on islands and coastal regions.

Tracking invasive species? Follow the people

Islands and populated coastal areas are the world's "hotspots" for invasive species, which can upend entire ecosystems and drive local animals and plants to extinction, a study reported Monday.

Mon 12 Jun 17 from Phys.org

Global hotspots for alien invasions revealed

Great Britain is in the top 10% of areas for harbouring alien species, according to a study.

Mon 12 Jun 17 from BBC News

Islands and coastal regions are threatened the most

Humans are responsible for the movement of an increasing number of species into new territories which they previously never inhabited. The number of established alien species varies according ...

Mon 12 Jun 17 from Phys.org

Islands and coastal regions are threatened the most, Mon 12 Jun 17 from Eurekalert

Map reveals where invasive animal species are taking hold

The top three hotspots with the highest numbers of established alien species were the Hawaiian islands, New Zealand's North Island and the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia.

Mon 12 Jun 17 from Daily Mail

Scientists map invasive species hotspots

New research suggests invasive species most frequently take root on islands and among the coastal regions of continents.

Mon 12 Jun 17 from UPI

Worldwide hotspots for alien plants and animals: Islands and coastal regions

The distribution of established alien species in different regions of the world varies significantly. Until now, scientists were uncertain about where the global hotspots for established alien ...

Mon 12 Jun 17 from ScienceDaily

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