A review of the economic benefits arising from the biological control of invasive alien plants has confirmed that the practice continues to deliver very attractive returns on investment.
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24 February 2020
Map of the 42 Pacific and 36 Atlantic islands considered in Latombe et al. (2019). The size of the symbols represents the ant richness of the islands for the subset of species considered (All, Natives, Exotics)
Understanding how patterns of species turnover differ between alien and native communities while accounting for species rarity and commonness unveils potential context-dependent mechanisms of invasion.
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Much of the world’s ecosystems require diverse and abundant insect communities to function, yet conservation efforts, typically, overlook this widespread taxonomic group. For this reason, there is a clear need to identify threats and swiftly develop strategies to protect invertebrates.
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