Exotic Collembola on subantarctic islands: pathways, origins and biology

  title={Exotic Collembola on subantarctic islands: pathways, origins and biology},
  author={Penelope Greenslade and P Convey},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
Three exotic species of Collembola are here identified in collections made during surveys on subantarctic South Georgia in the summers of 2005/2006 and 2009/2010. Previously, only two exotic species of Collembola were known from the island. Increased visitation by tourists, research and maintenance personnel seems an obvious cause despite strict quarantine controls imposed on all visitors. The biology, habitat and distribution of the new species records indicated that fresh vegetables, imported… CONTINUE READING
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