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The global threat of invasive alien species

Studies have shown that invasive alien species (IAS) are responsible for a fifth of animal extinctions for which the causes are well-known, but are invasive species a treat to global biodiversity? In this paper, researchers assessed the spatial and taxonomic relationship between IAS and threatened vertebrates worldwide.

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Stowaway invaders

Cargo ships transport an estimated 10,000 marine species in ballast water worldwide. This study uses 22,550 GBIF-mediated occurrences to predict the spread of 18 non-indigenous species (NIS) along shipping routes.

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Bumblebees and Climate Change

Bumblebees are important global providers of ecological services. This study used more than 360,000 GBIF-mediated occurrence records from Europe and North America to evaluate the impacts of climate change on the future of the bumblebee.

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Tracking Naturalized Plants Worldwide

Combining GBIF-mediated occurrences with data from a novel database, the Global Naturalized Alien Flora (GloNAF), this study seeks to identify and quantify the spread and distribution of naturalized plant species worldwide.