Globalization, metropolitan areas, and
A perspective that considers urban areas as
hubs of human-mediated invasions in natural
and managed ecosystems.
Resources to enhance our understanding of
the role of international trade in the
dissemination of invasive species.
Information to identify hot spots for
human-mediated invasions where early detection
strategies could be implemented.
International transport is one of the
most important human-mediated pathways for the
dissemination of invasive pests. Manufactured and
agricultural goods, including associated packaging
material and cargo containers, can harbor exotic
pests including exotic insects. Our work has
focused primarily on the metropolitan areas of the
United States. However, we look forward to
expanding our research to other urban areas of the