Even on remote islands, busy ports mean more invasives

In the Caribbean, trade trumps geographic isolation in the spread of nonnative lizards

brown anole lizard

SCALY STOWAWAY  Islands with thriving trade networks are more likely to be colonized by opportunistic species such as this brown anole (Anolis sagrei), a new study of the distribution of native and nonnative anoles shows. 

Neil Losin

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