• Gall inducers take a leap: host-range differences explain speciation opportunity (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) 

      McLeish, M.J.; Schwarz, M.P.; Chapman, T.W. (Australian Entomological Society, 2011)
      Phytophagous insects that specialise on broadly distributed plant groups are exposed to host-species diversity gradients. The gall-inducing thrips genus Kladothrips (Froggatt) that specialise on Australian Acacia Mill. ...
    • A general model for alien species richness 

      Duncan, R.P.; Cassey, P.; Pigot, A.L.; Blackburn, T.M. (2019)
      A key question in invasion biology is why some regions have more alien species than others. Here, we provide a general framework to answer this. We model alien species richness as a function of the number of species ...
    • Genetic differentiation in Horus Chamberlin (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones: Olpiidae) as indicated by mitochondrial DNA analysis 

      van Heerden, J.; Taylor, P.J.; van Heerden, C. (Zoological Society of Southern Africa, 2013-10)
      Horus is an olpiid pseudoscorpion of which nine species have been described from southern Africa; a tenth, debatable species was described from the Ivory Coast. The two most widely distributed species are H. granulatus and ...
    • Geographical range expansion of alien birds and environmental matching 

      Su, S.; Cassey, P.; Dyer, E.E.; Blackburn, T.M. (Britisch Ornithologists' Union, 2016)
      The international wildlife trade is a significant source of introduced alien species, some of which proceed to become invasive and cause negative environmental and economic effects. However, not all introduced aliens ...
    • Getting the most out of atlas data 

      Robertson, M.P.; Cumming, G.S.; Erasmus, B.F.N. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2010)
      Aim To review some of the applications in ecology and conservation biogeography of datasets derived from atlas projects. We discuss data applications and data quality issues and suggest ways in which atlas data could be ...
    • Giant petrels as predators of albatross chicks 

      Dilley, B.J.; Davies, D.; Connan, M.; Cooper, J.; de Villiers, M.; Swart, L.; Vandenabeele, S.; Ropert-Coudert, Y.; Ryan, P.G. (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013)
      Giant petrels Macronectes spp. are not thought to be important predators of albatross chicks, although they are known to kill pre-fledging Thalassarche and Phoebetria albatrosses. We report the first records of predation ...
    • A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers 

      Aronson, M.F.J.; La Sorte, F.A.; Nilon, C.H.; Katti, M.; Goddard, M.A.; Lepczyk, C.A.; Warren, P.S.; Williams, N.S.G.; Cilliers, S.; Clarkson, B.; Dobbs, C.; Dolan, R.; Hedblom, M.; Klotz, S.; Kooijmans, J.L.; Kuhn, I.; MacGregor-Fors, I.; McDonnell, M.; Mortberg, U.; Pysek, P.; Siebert, S.; Sushinsky, J.; Werner, P.; Winter, M. (Royal Society, 2014-04)
      Urbanization contributes to the loss of the world’s biodiversity and the homogenization of its biota. However, comparative studies of urban biodiversity leading to robust generalities of the status and drivers of biodiversity ...
    • Global compositional variation among native and non-native regional insect assemblages emphasizes the importance of pathways 

      Liebhold, A.M.; Yamanaka, T.; Roques, A.; Augustin, S.; Chown, S.L.; Brockerhoff, E.G.; Pyšek, P. (Springer, 2016)
      Insects are among the world’s most ecologically and economically important invasive species. Here we assemble inventories of native and non-native species from 20 world regions and contrast relative numbers among these ...
    • The global distribution and drivers of alien bird species richness 

      Dyer, E.E.; Cassey, P.; Redding, D.W.; Collen, B.; Franks, V.; Gaston, K.J.; Jones, K.E.; Kark, S.; Orme, C.D.L.; Blackburn, T.M. (Public Library of Science, 2017)
      Alien species are a major component of human-induced environmental change. Variation in the numbers of alien species found in different areas is likely to depend on a combination of anthropogenic and environmental factors, ...
    • Global exchange and accumulation of non-native plants 

      van Kleunen, M.; Dawson, W.; Essl, F.; Pergl, J.; Winter, M.; Weber, E.; Kreft, H.; Weigelt, P.; Kartesz, J.; Nishino, M.; Antonova, L.A.; Barcelona, J.F.; Cabezas, F.J.; Cardenas, D.; Cardenas-Toro, J.; Castano, N.; Chacon, E.; Chatelain, C.; Ebel, A.L.; Figueiredo, E.; Fuentes, N.; Groom, Q.J.; Henderson, L.; Inderjit; Kupriyanov, A.; Masciadri, S.; Meerman, J.; Morozova, O.; Moser, D.; Nickrent, D.L.; Patzelt, A.; Pelser, P.B.; Baptiste, M.P.; Poopath, M.; Schulze, M.; Seebens, H.; Shu, W.-S.; Thomas, J.; Velayos, M.; Wieringa, J.J.; Pysek, P. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2015)
      All around the globe, humans have greatly altered the abiotic and biotic environment with ever-increasing speed. One defining feature of the Anthropocene epoch1,2 is the erosion of biogeographical barriers by human-mediated ...
    • Global hotspots and correlates of alien species richness across taxonomic groups. 

      Dawson, W.; Moser, D.; van Kleunen, M.; Kreft, H.; Pergl, J.; Pysek, P.; Weigelt, P.; Winter, M.; Lenzner, B.; Blackburn, T.M.; Dyer, E.E.; Cassey, P.; Scrivens, S.L.; Economo, E.P.; Guénard, B.; Capinha, C.; Seebens, H.; García-Díaz, P.; Nentwig, W.; García-Berthou, E.; Casal, C.; Mandrak, N.E.; Fuller, P.; Meyer, C.; Essl, F. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2017)
      Human-mediated transport beyond biogeographic barriers has led to the introduction and establishment of alien species in new regions worldwide. However, we lack a global picture of established alien species richness for ...
    • Global rise in emerging alien species results from increased accessibility of new source pools. 

      Sebeens, H.; Blackburn, T.M.; Dyer, E.E.; Genovesi, P.; Hulme, P.E.; Jeschke, J.M.; Pagad, S.; Pyšek, P.; van Kleunen, M.; Winter, M.; Ansong, M.; Arianoutsou, M.; Bacher, S.; Blasius, B.; Brockerhoff, E.G.; Brundu, G.; Capinha, C.; Causton, C.E.; Celesti-Grapow, L.; Dawson, W.; Dullinger, S.; Economo, E.P.; Fuentes, N.; Guénard, B.; Jäger, H.; Kartesz, J.; Kenis, M.; Kühn, I.; Lenzner, B.; Liebhold, A.M.; Mosena, A.; Moser, D.; Nentwig, W.; Nishino, M.; Pearman, D.; Pergl, J.; Rabitsch, W.; Rojas-Sandoval, J.; Roques, A.; Rorke, S.; Rossinelli, S.; Roy, H.E.; Scalera, R.; Schindler, S.; Štajerová, K.; Tokarska-Guzik, B.; Walker, K.; Ward, D.F.; Yamanaka, T.; Essl, F. (National Academy of Science, 2018)
      Our ability to predict the identity of future invasive alien species is largely based upon knowledge of prior invasion history. Emerging alien species—those never encountered as aliens before—therefore pose a significant ...
    • Global trade will accelerate plant invasions in emerging economies under climate change 

      Seebens, H.; Essl, F.; Dawson, W.; Fuentes, N.; Moser, D.; Pergl, J.; Pysek, P.; van Kleunen, M.; Weber, E.; Winter, M.; Blasius, B. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
      Trade plays a key role in the spread of alien species, and has arguably contributed to the recent enormous acceleration of biological invasions, thus homogenizing biotas world-wide. Combining data on 60-year trends of ...
    • Going cheap: Determinants of bird price in the Taiwanese pet market 

      Su, S.; Cassey, P.; Vall-Ilosera, M.; Blackburn, T.M. (Public Library of Science, 2015-05-27)
      Background International wildlife trade is the largest emerging source of vertebrate invasive alien species. In order to prevent invasions, it is essential to understand the mechanics of trade and, in particular, which ...
    • Good news from the South: Biodiversity mainstreaming – A paradigm shift in conservation? 

      Huntley, B.J. (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
      ‘Bad governance stifles everything’ said ecologist Richard Cowling, a pioneer in promoting mainstreaming approaches to conserving biodiversity. Cowling was addressing an international workshop convened in Cape Town in ...
    • Greater focus needed on alien plant impacts in protected areas. 

      Hulme, P.E.; Pysek, P.; Pergl, J.; Jarosik, V.; Schaffner, U.; Vila, M. (Wiley Periodicals, Inc, 2014)
      Alien plants pose significant threats to protected areas worldwide yet many studies only describe the degree to which these areas have become invaded. Research must move toward a better understanding of alien plant impacts ...
    • Guiding classical biological control of an invasive mealybug using integrative taxonomy 

      Beltra, A.; Addison, P.; Avalos, J.A.; Crochard, D.; Garcia-Mari, F.; Guerrieri, E.; Giliomee, J.H.; Malausa, T.; Navarro-Campos, C.; Palero, F.; Soto, A. (Public Library of Science, 2015-06-05)
      Delottococcus aberiae De Lotto (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is a mealybug of Southern African origin that has recently been introduced into Eastern Spain. It causes severe distortions on young citrus fruits and represents ...
    • The hidden side of plant invasions: the role of genome size 

      Suda, J.; Meyerson, L.A.; Leitch, I.J.; Pysek, P. (New Phytologist Trust, 2015)
      The ecological role ofgenomesize in plant biology, biogeography, and morphology has garnered increasing attention as the methods and technology associated with measuring cytological characteristics have become more reliable ...
    • High resolution temperature data for ecological research and management on the Southern Ocean Islands 

      Leihy, R.I.; Duffy, G.A.; Nortje, E.; Chown, S.L. (Nature, 2018)
      Southern Ocean Islands are globally significant conservation areas. Predicting how their terrestrial ecosystems will respond to current and forecast climate change is essential for their management and requires high-quality ...
    • Historical legacies accumulate to shape future biodiversity in an era of rapid global change 

      Essl, F.; Dullinger, S.; Rabitsch, W.; Hulme, P.E.; Pysek, P.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Richardson, D.M. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
      Aim Biodiversity responses to changing environmental forcing on species are often characterized by considerable time-lags (= relaxation times). Although changes to the occurrence and abundance of species likely have cascading ...