Diversity and Distributions
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Non-native reptiles are often detrimental to native communities and ecosystems and can be extremely difficult to manage once established. Thus, there is considerable interest in predicting the likelihood of establishment of nonnative reptiles. We assessed three hypotheses describing possible factors contributing to the successful establishment of introduced reptiles in an effort to better identify potential invaders.
Mahoney, Peter J.; Beard, Karen H.; Durso, Andrew M.; Tallian, Aimee G.; Long, Arin Lexine; Kindermann, Ryan J.; Nolan, Nicole E.; Kinka, Daniel; and Mohn, Harrison E., "Introduction effort, climate matching and species traits as predictors of global establishment success in non-native reptiles" (2015). Biology Faculty Publications. Paper 1031.