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Grasping at the routes of biological invasions: a framework for integrating pathways into policy
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. Expand
World Spider Catalog
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Alien species in a warmer world: risks and opportunities.
It is emphasised that global warming has enabled alien species to expand into regions in which they previously could not survive and reproduce and management practices regarding the occurrence of 'new' species could range from complete eradication to tolerance. Expand
How well do we understand the impacts of alien species on ecosystem services? A pan-European, cross-taxa assessment
Recent comprehensive data provided through the DAISIE project (www.europe-aliens.org) have facilitated the development of the first pan-European assessment of the impacts of alien plants,Expand
A Unified Classification of Alien Species Based on the Magnitude of their Environmental Impacts
We present a method for categorising and comparing alien or invasive species in terms of how damaging they are to the environment, that can be applied across all taxa, scales, and impact metrics.
Degradation of the Cry1Ab protein within transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis corn tissue in the field
The results suggest that extended pre‐ and post‐commercial monitoring are necessary to assess the long‐term impact of Bt toxin in transgenic plant residues on soil organisms. Expand
Disentangling the role of environmental and human pressures on biological invasions across Europe
The strong influence of economic and demographic variables on the levels of invasion by alien species demonstrates that future solutions to the problem of biological invasions at a national scale lie in mitigating the negative environmental consequences of human activities that generate wealth and by promoting more sustainable population growth. Expand
Effects of transgenic Bt corn litter on the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris
Investigation of the impact of transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn on immature and adult Lumbricus terrestris in the field and in the laboratory indicated that earthworms in both experiments were exposed to the Bt toxin throughout the whole experimental time. Expand
Will Threat of Biological Invasions Unite the European Union?
New data on the extent of biological invasions pose major regulatory and political challenges to European institutions as well as new ideas on how to respond to them are proposed. Expand
Socioeconomic legacy yields an invasion debt
It is shown that across 10 taxonomic groups in 28 European countries, current numbers of alien species established in the wild are indeed more closely related to indicators of socioeconomic activity from the year 1900 than to those from 2000, although the majority of species introductions occurred during the second half of the 20th century. Expand