Starting the invasion pathway: the interaction between source populations and human transport vectors

@article{Floerl2004StartingTI,
  title={Starting the invasion pathway: the interaction between source populations and human transport vectors},
  author={Oliver Floerl and Graeme J. Inglis},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={589-606}
}
Human transport hubs, such as shipping ports, airports and mail centers are important foci for the spread of non-indigenous species. High relative abundance in a transport hub has been proposed as a correlate of invasion success, since abundant species are thought more likely to colonize vectors and to be transported more frequently. We here evaluate the relative importance of vector characteristics and local source assemblages in determining the pool of species that is transported by hull… CONTINUE READING