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Biological invasions in the Antarctic: extent, impacts and implications

Frenot, Yves; Chown, Steven L; Whinam, Jennie; Selkirk, Patricia M; Convey, Peter; Skotnicki, Mary; Bergstrom, Dana M


Alien microbes, fungi, plants and animals occur on most of the sub-Antarctic islands and some parts of the Antarctic continent. These have arrived over approximately the last two centuries, coincident with human activity in the region. Introduction routes have varied, but are largely associated with movement of people and cargo in connection with industrial, national scientific program and tourist operations. The large majority of aliens are European in origin. They have both direct and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Reviews
DOI: 10.1017/S1464793104006542


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