Insect and plant invasions follow two waves of globalisation.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Letter (letter): Communication to the publisher.
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Title
Insect and plant invasions follow two waves of globalisation.
Journal
Ecology letters
Author(s)
Bonnamour A., Gippet JMW, Bertelsmeier C.
ISSN
1461-0248 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1461-023X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editor
Gurevitch Jessica
Volume
24
Number
11
Pages
2418-2426
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Letter
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Globalisation has facilitated the spread of alien species, and some of them have significant impacts on biodiversity and human societies. It is commonly thought that biological invasions have accelerated continuously over the last centuries, following increasing global trade. However, the world experienced two distinct waves of globalisation (~1820-1914, 1960-present), and it remains unclear whether these two waves have influenced invasion dynamics of many species. To test this, we built a statistical model that accounted for temporal variations in sampling effort. We found that insect and plant invasion rates did not continuously increase over the past centuries but greatly fluctuated following the two globalisation waves. Our findings challenge the idea of a continuous acceleration of alien species introductions and highlight the association between temporal variations in trade openness and biological invasion dynamics. More generally, this emphasises the urgency of better understanding the subtleties of socio-economic drivers to improve predictions of future invasions.
Keywords
Animals, Biodiversity, Forecasting, Insecta, Introduced Species, Plants, biological invasions, globalisation waves, insects, invasion rate, sampling effort, temporal dynamics, trade openness, vascular plants
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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