Until recently, biotic distributions were largely dictated by the interactions of dispersal, evolution, and plate tectonics (Huggett 2004; Cox and Moore 2005). Now, merchandise and people are transported at unprecedented rates in an embrace of globalisation, thereby providing pathways for flora and fauna to breach previously impervious geographic barriers (Lowe et al. 2000; Stachowicz et al. 2002). Despite Australia's geographic isolation, it has not escaped this phenomenon as there are an estimated 80 invasive, non-indigenous vertebrate species, an order of magnitude more for invertebrates, and approximately 2700 species of non-indigenous plant that have established populations in Australia (Low 1999; Bomford and Hart 2002; Pimentel 2002).
New record of the invasive Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) in Canberra
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Dustin Welbourne; New record of the invasive Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) in Canberra. Australian Zoologist 1 January 2012; 36 (2): 229–231. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2012.029
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