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No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide [Nature Communications]

Keywords : invasive species, macroecology

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Although 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). (...)

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