The worldwide number of alien species invasions is rapidly increasing, and new methods of predicting vulnerable areas are required. In this study, researchers suggest a new methodological framework for assessing habitat invasion susceptibility on a global scale by focusing on the bumblebee, Bombus terrestrisis.
As one of the world’s megadiverse countries, Brazil has great importance for global conservation. Researchers relied on data from a number of sources, including GBIF.org, to map the vertebrate diversity of Brazil.
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.