Globalization and the anthropogenic spread of invasive social insects.

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serval:BIB_816E3BC20D34
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Globalization and the anthropogenic spread of invasive social insects.
Journal
Current opinion in insect science
Author(s)
Bertelsmeier C.
ISSN
2214-5753 (Electronic)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/02/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
46
Pages
16-23
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
Social insects are among the worst invasive species and a better understanding of their anthropogenic spread is needed. I highlight recent research demonstrating that social insects have been dispersed since the early beginnings of globalized trade and in particular after the Industrial Revolution, following two waves of globalization. Many species have complex invasion histories, with multiple independent introduction events and frequent secondary spread. The major source and recipient regions differ markedly across ants, wasps, termites and bees, probably linked to their different introduction pathways. At a more local scale, anthropogenic factors such as irrigation, urbanization or the presence of railways facilitate invasions. In the future, social insect invasions could further accelerate due to intensifying global trade and novel introduction pathways.
Keywords
globalization, ants, bees, wasps, termites, human-mediated transport, bridgehead effects
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Open Access
Yes
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