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Alien species in a warmer world: risks and opportunities

Walther, Gian-Reto; Roques, Alain; Hulme, Philip E.; Sykes, Martin LU ; Pysek, Petr; Kuehn, Ingolf; Zobel, Martin; Bacher, Sven; Botta-Dukat, Zoltan and Bugmann, Harald, et al. (2009) In Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24(12). p.686-693
Abstract
Climate change and biological invasions are key processes affecting global biodiversity, yet their effects have usually been considered separately. Here, we emphasise that global warming has enabled alien species to expand into regions in which they previously could not survive and reproduce. Based on a review of climate-mediated biological invasions of plants, invertebrates, fishes and birds, we discuss the ways in which climate change influences biological invasions. We emphasise the role of alien species in a more dynamic context of shifting species' ranges and changing communities. Under these circumstances, management practices regarding the occurrence of 'new' species could range from complete eradication to tolerance and even... (More)
Climate change and biological invasions are key processes affecting global biodiversity, yet their effects have usually been considered separately. Here, we emphasise that global warming has enabled alien species to expand into regions in which they previously could not survive and reproduce. Based on a review of climate-mediated biological invasions of plants, invertebrates, fishes and birds, we discuss the ways in which climate change influences biological invasions. We emphasise the role of alien species in a more dynamic context of shifting species' ranges and changing communities. Under these circumstances, management practices regarding the occurrence of 'new' species could range from complete eradication to tolerance and even consideration of the 'new' species as an enrichment of local biodiversity and key elements to maintain ecosystem services. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Climate change and biological invasions are key processes affecting global biodiversity, yet their effects have usually been considered separately. Here, we emphasise that global warming has enabled alien species to expand into regions in which they previously could not survive and reproduce. Based on a review of climate-mediated biological invasions of plants, invertebrates, fishes and birds, we discuss the ways in which climate change influences biological invasions. We emphasise the role of alien species in a more dynamic context of shifting species' ranges and changing communities. Under these circumstances, management practices regarding the occurrence of 'new' species could range from complete eradication to tolerance and even consideration of the 'new' species as an enrichment of local biodiversity and key elements to maintain ecosystem services.},
  author       = {Walther, Gian-Reto and Roques, Alain and Hulme, Philip E. and Sykes, Martin and Pysek, Petr and Kuehn, Ingolf and Zobel, Martin and Bacher, Sven and Botta-Dukat, Zoltan and Bugmann, Harald and Czucz, Balint and Dauber, Jens and Hickler, Thomas and Jarosik, Vojtech and Kenis, Marc and Klotz, Stefan and Minchin, Dan and Moora, Mari and Nentwig, Wolfgang and Ott, Juergen and Panov, Vadim E. and Reineking, Bjoern and Robinet, Christelle and Semenchenko, Vitaliy and Solarz, Wojciech and Thuiller, Wilfried and Vila, Montserrat and Vohland, Katrin and Settele, Josef},
  issn         = {1872-8383},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {686--693},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Trends in Ecology & Evolution},
  title        = {Alien species in a warmer world: risks and opportunities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2009.06.008},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2009},
}