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Troubling travellers : are ecologically harmful alien species associated with particular introduction pathways?

dc.contributor.authorPergl, Janen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPysek, Petren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBacher, Svenen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorEssl, Franzen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGenovesi, Pieroen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHarrower, Colin A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHulme, Philip E.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorJeschke, Jonathan M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKenis, Marcen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKuhn, Ingolfen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPerglova, Irenaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRabitsch, Wolfgangen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRoques, Alainen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRoy, David B.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Helen E.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVila, Montserraten_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWinter, Martenen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNentwig, Wolfgangen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-20T07:44:21Z
dc.date.available2019-02-20T07:44:21Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationPergl, J., et al. 2017. Troubling travellers : are ecologically harmful alien species associated with particular introduction pathways?. NeoBiota, 32:1-20, doi:10.3897/neobiota.32.10199
dc.identifier.issn1314-2488 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1619-0033 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.3897/neobiota.32.10199
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105443
dc.descriptionCITATION: Pergl, J., et al. 2017. Troubling travellers : are ecologically harmful alien species associated with particular introduction pathways?. NeoBiota, 32:1-20, doi:10.3897/neobiota.32.10199.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://neobiota.pensoft.net
dc.description.abstractPrioritization of introduction pathways is seen as an important component of the management of biological invasions. We address whether established alien plants, mammals, freshwater fish and terrestrial invertebrates with known ecological impacts are associated with particular introduction pathways (release, escape, contaminant, stowaway, corridor and unaided). We used the information from the European alien species database DAISIE (www.europe-aliens.org) supplemented by the EASIN catalogue (European Alien Species Information Network), and expert knowledge. Plants introduced by the pathways release, corridor and unaided were disproportionately more likely to have ecological impacts than those introduced as contaminants. In contrast, impacts were not associated with particular introduction pathways for invertebrates, mammals or fish. Thus, while for plants management strategies should be targeted towards the appropriate pathways, for animals, management should focus on reducing the total number of taxa introduced, targeting those pathways responsible for high numbers of introductions. However, regardless of taxonomic group, having multiple introduction pathways increases the likelihood of the species having an ecological impact. This may simply reflect that species introduced by multiple pathways have high propagule pressure and so have a high probability of establishment. Clearly, patterns of invasion are determined by many interacting factors and management strategies should reflect this complexity.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://neobiota.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=10199
dc.format.extent20 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherPensoft Publishers
dc.subjectIntroduced organismsen_ZA
dc.subjectInvasive speciesen_ZA
dc.subjectBiological invasionsen_ZA
dc.titleTroubling travellers : are ecologically harmful alien species associated with particular introduction pathways?en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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