No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide

dc.contributor.authorSeebens, Hannoen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBlackburn, T. M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDyer, E. E.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGenovesi, P.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHulme, P. E.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorJeschke, J. M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPagad, S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPysek, P.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWinter, M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorArianoutsou, M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBacher, S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBlasius, B.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBrundu, G.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCapinha, G.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCelesti-Grapow, L.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDawson, W.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDullinger, S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorFuentes, N.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorJager, H.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKartesz, J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKenis, M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKreft, H.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKuhn, Ien_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLenzner, B.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLiebhold, A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMosena, A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMoser, D.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNishino, M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPearman, D.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPergl, J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRabitsch, W.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRojas-Sandoval, J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRoques, A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRorke, S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRossinelli, S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRoy, H. E.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorScalera, R.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSchindler, S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorStajerova, K.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorTokarska-Guzik, B.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVan Kleunen, M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWalker, K.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWeigelt, P.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorYamanaka, T.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorEssl, F.en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSeebens, H., et al. 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications, 8, Article number: 14435, doi:10.1038/ncomms14435en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723 (online)
dc.descriptionCITATION: Seebens, H., et al. 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications, 8, Article number: 14435, doi:10.1038/ncomms14435.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.nature.comen_ZA
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_ZA
dc.format.extent9 pages : illustrations, mapsen_ZA
dc.publisherNature Research (part of Springer Nature)en_ZA
dc.subjectAlien speciesen_ZA
dc.subjectHuman-mediated exchanges of speciesen_ZA
dc.subjectAlien species -- Accumulation across regions and taxaen_ZA
dc.subjectEstablished alien speciesen_ZA
dc.titleNo saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwideen_ZA
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