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Université de Fribourg

What determines the impact of alien birds and mammals in Europe?

Kumschick, Sabrina ; Bacher, Sven ; Blackburn, Tim M.

In: Biological Invasions, 2013, vol. 15, no. 4, p. 785-797

An often-cited reason for studying the process of invasion by alien species is that the understanding sought can be used to mitigate the impacts of the invaders. Here, we present an analysis of the correlates of local impacts of established alien bird and mammal species in Europe, using a recently described metric to quantify impact. Large-bodied, habitat generalist bird and mammal species...