Native , alien , cosmopolitan , or cryptogenic ? A framework for clarifying the origin status of rotifers

@inproceedings{Pociecha2016NativeA,
  title={Native , alien , cosmopolitan , or cryptogenic ? A framework for clarifying the origin status of rotifers},
  author={Agnieszka Pociecha and Wojciech Solarz and Kamil Najberek},
  year={2016}
}
Among small organisms, it is often difficult to distinguish native from alien species because we cannot easily determine where they originate. They are often labelled cosmopolitan or cryptogenic, euphemisms that indicate that we are uncertain of their origin. This lack of information obscures our understanding of biogeography and ecosystem functioning, thus limiting our ability to control biological invasions. Here, we propose a simple method using existing data to improve assessments of… CONTINUE READING
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