Misinformation, internet honey trading and beekeepers drive a plant invasion
Magdalena Lenda, Piotr Skorka, Karolina Kuszewska, Dawid Moron, Michal Belcik, Renata Baczek Kwinta, Franciszek Janowiak, David H Duncan, Peter A Vesk, Hugh P Possingham, Johannes MH Knops
Ecology Letters | WILEY | Published : 2020
Biological invasions are a major human induced global change that is threatening global biodiversity by homogenizing the world's fauna and flora. Species spread because humans have moved species across geographical boundaries and have changed ecological factors that structure ecosystems, such as nitrogen deposition, disturbance, etc. Many biological invasions are caused accidentally, as a byproduct of human travel and commerce driven product shipping. However, humans also have spread many species intentionally because of perceived benefits. Of interest is the role of the recent exponential growth in information exchange via internet social media in driving biological invasions. To date, this..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions
Awarded by Iuventus Plus, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Awarded by Mobilno Plus, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
We are grateful to Micha Woyciechowski, Zuzanna Zagrodzka, Hajnalka Szentgyorgyi, Malgorzata Bienkowska, Aleksandra Splitt, Blazej Mazur, Kerrie A. Wilson and Adrian Ward for discussions and advices. This work was supported by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions CE11001000104, Iuventus Plus, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education grant number: IP2012 029472, Mobilno Plus, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education 1324/1/MOB/IV/15/2016/0 and Australian Government.