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Invasive species and global climate change
2014, Pages: 198-216

Invasive species of China and their responses to climate change

Li Bo; Wei ShuJuan; Li Hui; Yang Qiang; Lu Meng


China is a rapidly developing country with the largest share of the world's population. The extent of human activity, combined with diverse climates and landscapes, may allow for greater risk of biological invasions. To date, at least 529 invasive species have been identified, including 270 species of higher plants, 198 species of animals and 61 species of microbes, resulting in an estimated annual economic loss of US$18.9 billion. Evidence to date suggests that different components of climate change (i.e. temperature, altered precipitation, extreme weather events and rising CO2


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