Global threats from invasive alien species in the twenty-first century and national response capacities

  title={Global threats from invasive alien species in the twenty-first century and national response capacities},
  author={Regan Early and Bethany A. Bradley and Jeffrey S. Dukes and Joshua J. Lawler and Julian D. Olden and Dana M Blumenthal and Patrick Gonzalez and Edwin D. Grosholz and In{\'e}s Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Luke P. Miller and Cascade J. B. Sorte and Andrew J. Tatem},
  journal={Nature Communications},
Invasive alien species (IAS) threaten human livelihoods and biodiversity globally. Increasing globalization facilitates IAS arrival, and environmental changes, including climate change, facilitate IAS establishment. Here we provide the first global, spatial analysis of the terrestrial threat from IAS in light of twenty-first century globalization and environmental change, and evaluate national capacities to prevent and manage species invasions. We find that one-sixth of the global land surface… 

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