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The other side of the current in­sect ex­tinc­tion: exotic spe­cies in­crease through hu­man im­pact

Source: helsinki.fi

The diversity of exotic species of insects, spiders and other arthropods on islands worldwide is increasing. This may contribute to aggravating the current biodiversity crisis, claims an international study conducted in the Azores in Portugal.

Various scientific studies have warned of a global decline in the abundance and diversity of insects. These studies have been carried out mainly on the European and North American continents, with other regions, such as islands, have been less studied.

This in mind, an international research team from Portugal, France and Finland studied the insects captured over six years in the native forests of Terceira island, the Azores. MORE

Header image: Paulo Alexandre Vieira Borges.