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dc.contributor.authorSeebens, H.en
dc.contributor.authorBlackburn, T. M.en
dc.contributor.authorDyer, E. E.en
dc.contributor.authorGenovesi, P.en
dc.contributor.authorHulme, Philip E.en
dc.contributor.authorJeschke, J. M.en
dc.contributor.authorPagad, S.en
dc.contributor.authorPyšek, P.en
dc.contributor.authorWinter, M.en
dc.contributor.authorArianoutsou, M.en
dc.contributor.authorBacher, S.en
dc.contributor.authorBlasius, B.en
dc.contributor.authorBrundu, G.en
dc.contributor.authorCapinha, C.en
dc.contributor.authorCelesti-Grapow, L.en
dc.contributor.authorDawson, W.en
dc.contributor.authorDullinger, S.en
dc.contributor.authorFuentes, N.en
dc.contributor.authorJäger, H.en
dc.contributor.authorKartesz, J.en
dc.contributor.authorKenis, M.en
dc.contributor.authorKreft, H.en
dc.contributor.authorKühn, I.en
dc.contributor.authorLenzner, B.en
dc.contributor.authorLiebhold, A.en
dc.contributor.authorMosena, A.en
dc.contributor.authorMoser, D.en
dc.contributor.authorNishino, M.en
dc.contributor.authorPearman, D.en
dc.contributor.authorPergl, J.en
dc.contributor.authorRabitsch, W.en
dc.contributor.authorRojas-Sandoval, J.en
dc.contributor.authorRoques, A.en
dc.contributor.authorRorke, S.en
dc.contributor.authorRossinelli, S.en
dc.contributor.authorRoy, H. E.en
dc.contributor.authorScalera, R.en
dc.contributor.authorSchindler, S.en
dc.contributor.authorŠtajerová, K.en
dc.contributor.authorTokarska-Guzik, B.en
dc.contributor.authorvan Kleunen, M.en
dc.contributor.authorWalker, K.en
dc.contributor.authorWeigelt, P.en
dc.contributor.authorYamanaka, T.en
dc.contributor.authorEssl, F.en
dc.identifier.citationSeebens et al. (2017). No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications, 8, 14435 (2017). doi:10.1038/ncomms14435en
dc.description.abstractAlthough research on human-mediated exchanges of species has substantially intensified during the last centuries, we know surprisingly little about temporal dynamics of alien species accumulations across regions and taxa. Using a novel database of 45,813 first records of 16,926 established alien species, we show that the annual rate of first records worldwide has increased during the last 200 years, with 37% of all first records reported most recently (1970-2014). Inter-continental and inter-taxonomic variation can be largely attributed to the diaspora of European settlers in the nineteenth century and to the acceleration in trade in the twentieth century. For all taxonomic groups, the increase in numbers of alien species does not show any sign of saturation and most taxa even show increases in the rate of first records over time. This highlights that past efforts to mitigate invasions have not been effective enough to keep up with increasing globalization.en
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
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dc.subjectinvasive speciesen
dc.subjectalien speciesen
dc.subjectinter-taxonomic variationen
dc.subjectspecies invasionsen
dc.subjectspecies globalizationen
dc.subjectspecies accumulationen
dc.subject.meshSpecies Specificityen
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen
dc.subject.meshComputer Simulationen
dc.subject.meshIntroduced Speciesen
dc.titleNo saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwideen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitBio-Protection Research Centreen
dc.subject.anzsrc050103 Invasive Species Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060207 Population Ecologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfNature Communicationsen
pubs.notesArticle number: 14435 (2017)en
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