A highly aggregated geographical distribution of forest pest invasions in the USA
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Diversity and Distributions. 19: 1208-1216.
Geographical variation in numbers of established non-native species provides clues to the underlying processes driving biological invasions. Specifically, this variation reflects landscape characteristics that drive non-native species arrival, establishment and spread. Here, we investigate spatial variation in damaging non-native forest insect and pathogen species to draw inferences about the dominant processes influencing their arrival, establishment and spread.
KeywordsBiological invasions; forest insect and disease; habitat invasibility; pathway; propagule pressure; spread
Liebhold, Andrew M.; McCullough, Deborah G.; Blackburn, Laura M.; Frankel, Susan J.; Von Holle, Betsy; Aukema, Juliann E. 2013. A highly aggregated geographical distribution of forest pest invasions in the USA. Diversity and Distributions. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12112. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12112.