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Type: Journal article
Title: Alien species as a driver of recent extinctions
Author: Bellard, C.
Cassey, P.
Blackburn, T.
Citation: Biology Letters, 2016; 12(2):20150623-1-20150623-4
Publisher: Royal Society
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1744-9561
1744-957X
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Céline Bellard, Phillip Cassey, Tim M. Blackburn
Abstract: We assessed the prevalence of alien species as a driver of recent extinctions in five major taxa (plants, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals), using data from the IUCN Red List. Our results show that alien species are the second most common threat associated with species that have gone completely extinct from these taxa since AD 1500. Aliens are the most common threat associated with extinctions in three of the five taxa analysed, and for vertebrate extinctions overall.
Keywords: non-native species; amphibian; bird; mammal; plant; reptile
Rights: © 2016 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0030045821
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0623
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT0991420
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140102319
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