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Threat of invasive pests from within national borders

Paini, Dean R.; Worner, Susan P.; Cook, David; De Barro, Paul; Thomas, Matthew B.

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Predicting and ranking potential invasive species present significant challenges to researchers and biosecurity agencies. Here we analyse a worldwide database of pest species assemblages to generate lists of the top 100 insect pests most likely to establish in the United States and each of its 48 contiguous states. For the United States as a whole, all of the top 100 pest species have already established. Individual states however tend to have many more 'gaps' with most states having at least...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60634
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1118

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