Université de Fribourg

Contrasting patterns in the invasions of European terrestrial and freshwater habitats by alien plants, insects and vertebrates

Pyšek, Petr ; Bacher, Sven ; Chytrý, Milan ; Jarošík, Vojtěch ; Wild, Jan ; Celesti-Grapow, Laura ; Gassó, Núria ; Kenis, Marc ; Lambdon, Philip W. ; Nentwig, Wolfgang ; Pergl, Jan ; Roques, Alain ; Sádlo, Jiří ; Solarz, Wojciech ; Vilà, Montserrat ; Hulme, Philip E.

In: Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2010, p. -

Aim To provide the first comparative overview on the current numbers of alien species that invade representative European terrestrial and freshwater habitats for a range of taxonomic groups. Location Europe. Methods Numbers of naturalized alien species of plants, insects, herptiles, birds and mammals occurring in 10 habitats defined according to the European Nature Information System (EUNIS) were...

Université de Fribourg

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

Pergl, Jan ; Pyšek, Petr ; Bacher, Sven ; Essl, Franz ; Genovesi, Piero ; Harrower, Colin A. ; Hulme, Philip E. ; Jeschke, Jonathan M. ; Kenis, Marc ; Kühn, Ingolf ; Perglová, Irena ; Rabitsch, Wolfgang ; Roques, Alain ; Roy, David B. ; Roy, Helen E. ; Vilà, Montserrat ; Winter, Marten ; Nentwig, Wolfgang

In: NeoBiota, 2017, vol. 32, p. 1–20

Prioritization 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...