Origin might matter; people matter, too (a response to the comment by Rejmánek and Simberloff (2017))

Brendon M. H. Larson*, Rene Van Der Wal, Anke Fischer, Sebastian Selge

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We appreciate Rejmánek and Simberloff's (2017; henceforth R&S) response to our paper, as well as their review of the biological studies showing that non-native species are a ‘non-random’ group of species that are more likely to cause problems at some point in time than would be expected by chance. We note that the focus of their response lies almost exclusively on recently introduced species, which suggests that their argument might be less defensible for established introductions such as the ones covered by our study (Van der Wal et al. 2015). Moreover, R&S appear to have missed the major point of our paper, which is socio-cultural rather than strictly biological, so we briefly respond here in order to clarify our objective and results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-101
Number of pages2
JournalEnvironmental Conservation
Issue number2
Early online date18 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Pollution
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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