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Grasping at the routes of biological invasions: a framework for integrating pathways into policy
TLDR
A framework is proposed to facilitate the comparative analysis of invasion pathways by a wide range of taxa in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and helps identify existing gaps in current knowledge of pathways and highlight the limitations of existing legislation to manage introductions of alien species.
Alien species in a warmer world: risks and opportunities.
Ecological effects of invasive alien insects
TLDR
The effects caused by different insect invaders are reviewed according to their ecosystem roles, i.e. herbivores, predators, parasites, parasitoids and pollinators; the level of biological organisation at which they occur; and the direct and indirect mechanisms underlying these effects.
Ecological effects and management of invasive alien Vespidae
TLDR
The social structure of colonies and their high reproductive efficiency have facilitated invasion by these species, but it also means management at the population level will be difficult, which emphasises the need to prevent such invasions from occurring in the first place.
No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide
TLDR
It is shown that the annual rate of first records worldwide has increased during the last 200 years, with 37% of all first records reported most recently (1970–2014), highlighting that past efforts to mitigate invasions have not been effective enough to keep up with increasing globalization.
Harmonia axyridis in Europe: spread and distribution of a non-native coccinellid
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It is predicted that the spread and increase within Europe will continue and that H. axyridis will become one of the most widely distributed coccinellids in the continent.
Invasive alien predator causes rapid declines of native European ladybirds
TLDR
This study compares the distribution and abundance of formerly common and widespread native ladybirds before and after the arrival of Harmonia axyridis, a globally rapidly expanding IAS.
Biology and natural enemies of Cydalima perspectalis in Asia: Is there biological control potential in Europe?
The box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a native pest of box trees (Buxus spp.) in Asia, was first detected in Germany and the Netherlands in 2007 and has since
Development characteristics of the box‐tree moth Cydalima perspectalis and its potential distribution in Europe
TLDR
The model predicts relatively high Ecoclimatic Indices throughout most of Europe, suggesting that the insect has the potential of becoming a pest in most of its predicted range.
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