Human-related processes drive the richness of exotic birds in Europe.

  title={Human-related processes drive the richness of exotic birds in Europe.},
  author={François Chiron and Susan M. Shirley and Salit Kark},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={276 1654},
Both human-related and natural factors can affect the establishment and distribution of exotic species. Understanding the relative role of the different factors has important scientific and applied implications. Here, we examined the relative effect of human-related and natural factors in determining the richness of exotic bird species established across Europe. Using hierarchical partitioning, which controls for covariation among factors, we show that the most important factor is the human… CONTINUE READING
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