Trade, transport and trouble: managing invasive species pathways in an era of globalization

  title={Trade, transport and trouble: managing invasive species pathways in an era of globalization},
  author={Philip E. Hulme},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
  • P. Hulme
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Applied Ecology
Summary 1 Humans have traded and transported alien species for millennia with two notable step-changes: the end of the Middle Ages and beginning of the Industrial Revolution. However, in recent decades the world has entered a new phase in the magnitude and diversity of biological invasions: the Era of Globalization. This Special Profile reviews the links between the main drivers of globalization and biological invasions and examines state-of-the-art approaches to pathway risk assessment to… 

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