Crossing Frontiers in Tackling Pathways of Biological Invasions

Essl, F; Bacher, S; Booy, O; Brundu, G; Brunel, S; Cardoso, AC; Eschen, R; Gallardo, B; Galil, B; García-Berthou, E; Genovesi, P; Groom, Q; Harrower, C; Hulme, PE; Katsanevakis, S; Kenis, M; Kühn, I; Kumschick, Sabrina; Martinou, AF; Nentwig, Wolfgang; ... (2015). Crossing Frontiers in Tackling Pathways of Biological Invasions. BioScience, 65(8), pp. 769-782. American Institute of Biological Sciences 10.1093/biosci/biv082

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Substantial progress has been made in understanding how pathways underlie and mediate biological invasions. However, key features of their role in invasions remain poorly understood, available knowledge is widely scattered, and major frontiers in research and management are insufficiently characterized. We review the state of the art, highlight recent advances, identify pitfalls and constraints, and discuss major challenges in four broad fields of pathway research and management: pathway classification, application of pathway information, management response, and management impact. We present approaches to describe and quantify pathway attributes (e.g., spatiotemporal changes, proxies of introduction effort, environmental and socioeconomic contexts) and how they interact with species traits and regional characteristics. We also provide recommendations for a research agenda with particular focus on emerging (or neglected) research questions and present new analytical tools in the context of pathway research and management.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Community Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Kumschick, Sabrina and Nentwig, Wolfgang

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0006-3568

Publisher:

American Institute of Biological Sciences

Language:

English

Submitter:

Alexander Strauss

Date Deposited:

17 Nov 2016 13:16

Last Modified:

17 Nov 2016 13:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/biosci/biv082

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.89926

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/89926

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