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Global patterns in threats to vertebrates by biological invasions [Proceedings of the Royal Society B]

Keywords : alien species, biological invasions, non-native species, threatened species, vertebrates

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Biological invasions as drivers of biodiversity loss have recently been challenged. Fundamentally, we must know where species that are threatened by invasive alien species (IAS) live, and the degree to which they are threatened. We report the first study linking 1372 vertebrates threatened by more than 200 IAS from the completely revised Global Invasive Species Database. New maps of the vulnerability of threatened vertebrates to IAS permit assessments of whether IAS have a major influence on biodiversity, and if so, which taxonomic groups are threatened and where they are threatened.(...)

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