Biological invasion is increasingly recognized as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has defined a list of the “100 of the world’s worst invasive species”. A research team (CNRS / Université Paris-Sud / Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 / Université de Rennes 1 / MNHN / Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Rome / Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency) has predicted that climate and land use change may lead to dramatic changes in the spatial distributions of invasive species up to 2100! This study has just been published in Global Change Biology.
Here is the article:
Bellard C., Thuiller W., Leroy B., Genovesi P., Bakkenes M., & Courchamp F. In press. Will climate change promote future invasions? Global Change Biology [lien]