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dc.contributor.authorMoser, D.
dc.contributor.authorLenzner, B.
dc.contributor.authorWeigelt, P.
dc.contributor.authorDawson, W.
dc.contributor.authorKreft, H.
dc.contributor.authorPergl, J.
dc.contributor.authorPysek, P.
dc.contributor.authorvan Kleunen, M.
dc.contributor.authorWinter, M.
dc.contributor.authorCapinha, C.
dc.contributor.authorCassey, P.
dc.contributor.authorDullinger, S.
dc.contributor.authorEconomo, E.P.
dc.contributor.authorGarcia-Diaz, P.
dc.contributor.authorGuenard, B.
dc.contributor.authorHofhansl, F.
dc.contributor.authorMang, T.
dc.contributor.authorSeebens, H.
dc.contributor.authorEssl, F.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-01T11:16:03Z
dc.date.available2018-10-01T11:16:03Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationMoser, D.; Lenzner, B.; Weigelt, P.; Dawson, W.; Kreft, H.; Pergl, J.; Pysek, P.; van Kleunen, M.; Winter, M.; Capinha, C.; Cassey, P.; Dullinger, S.; Economo, E.P.; Garcia-Diaz, P.; Guenard, B.; Hofhansl, F.; Mang, T.; Seebens, H.; Essl, F. (2018) Remoteness promotes biological invasions on islands worldwide. PNAS, 115(37): 9270-9275en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0027-8424en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2523
dc.description.abstractOne of the best-known general patterns in island biogeography is the species–isolation relationship (SIR), a decrease in the number of native species with increasing island isolation that is linked to lower rates of natural dispersal and colonization on remote oceanic islands. However, during recent centuries, the anthropogenic introduction of alien species has increasingly gained importance and altered the composition and richness of island species pools. We analyzed a large dataset for alien and native plants, ants, reptiles, mammals, and birds on 257 (sub) tropical islands, and showed that, except for birds, the number of naturalized alien species increases with isolation for all taxa, a pattern that is opposite to the negative SIR of native species. We argue that the reversal of the SIR for alien species is driven by an increase in island invasibility due to reduced diversity and increased ecological naiveté of native biota on the more remote islands.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherNational Academy of Sciencesen_ZA
dc.subjectisland biogeographyen_ZA
dc.subjectalien speciesen_ZA
dc.subjectisolationen_ZA
dc.subjectisland invasibilityen_ZA
dc.subjectnaturalizationen_ZA
dc.titleRemoteness promotes biological invasions on islands worldwideen_ZA
dc.typeJournalArticlesen_ZA
dc.cibjournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America(PNAS)en_ZA
dc.cibprojectNAen_ZA


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