A highly aggregated geographical distribution of forest pest invasions in the USA

@article{Liebhold2013AHA,
  title={A highly aggregated geographical distribution of forest pest invasions in the USA},
  author={Andrew M. Liebhold and Deborah G. McCullough and Laura M. L. Blackburn and Susan J. Frankel and Betsy von Holle and Juliann E Aukema},
  journal={Diversity and Distributions},
  year={2013},
  volume={19}
}
Geographical variation in numbers of established non‐native species provides clues to the underlying processes driving biological invasions. Specifically, this variation reflects landscape characteristics that drive non‐native species arrival, establishment and spread. Here, we investigate spatial variation in damaging non‐native forest insect and pathogen species to draw inferences about the dominant processes influencing their arrival, establishment and spread. 

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