New publication in Nature Communications – Non-native species and land use

This study by an international team was led by Daijun Liu and involved several other BioInvasions team members. They found that high land use is associated with higher non-native species incidence and frequency in primary vegetation and that generally, primary vegetation was among those land use types least invaded. This highlights the potential dual role of unused primary vegetation in preserving native biodiversity and in conferring resistance against biological invasions.

The full study can be read here!

Figure 2. Odd ratios of non-native species occurrence in local assemblages in response to land use type and land use intensity.