On the North American invasion of the House Sparrow and its absence in the Yucatan Peninsula

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dc.contributor.author Pena-Peniche, Alexander
dc.contributor.author Mota-Vargas, Claudio
dc.contributor.author Garcia-Arroyo, Michelle
dc.contributor.author MacGregor-Fors, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-17T05:55:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-17T05:55:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06
dc.identifier.citation Pena-Peniche , A , Mota-Vargas , C , Garcia-Arroyo , M & MacGregor-Fors , I 2021 , ' On the North American invasion of the House Sparrow and its absence in the Yucatan Peninsula ' , Avian conservation and ecology , vol. 16 , no. 1 , 18 . https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01835-160118
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000673465100016
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3198-7322/work/98611621
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333225
dc.description.abstract Biological invasions occur when individuals of alien species establish and colonize new locations. The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is one of the most widespread invasive birds, native to Eurasia and North Africa, and has successfully invaded many regions from across the world. The House Sparrow was successfully introduced in 1852 into North America and quickly invaded most of the North American continent, except the Florida Peninsula. Currently, the species is found throughout agricultural and urban landscapes of North America except the Yucatan Peninsula. We analyzed the invasion process of the House Sparrow in order to determine why it is absent from the Yucatan Peninsula. For this, we focused our assessment on historical records of the species together with climatic variables. Using an ordination analysis, we compared the climatic space of the North American records for the House Sparrow with that of the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as those before and after the Florida Peninsula invasion, which took sparrows longer to fully colonize. We found that climate may represent an important driver in the process of invasion in the North American invasion of House Sparrows, probably delaying the Florida invasion, and so far, preventing the Yucatan Peninsula invasion. Our results suggest that the absence of the House Sparrow in the Yucatan Peninsula could be a temporal delay, as occurred in the Florida Peninsula; yet, climatic conditions in the Yucatan Peninsula show important differences from those of the Florida Peninsula. Given the species' plasticity and generalist life history traits, it is possible that the House Sparrow may overcome present climatic restrictions and invade the Yucatan Peninsula if proper management is not set in action. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Avian conservation and ecology
dc.rights cc_by_nc
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Bird
dc.subject climatic limit
dc.subject distribution
dc.subject invasive species
dc.subject Passer domesticus
dc.subject NICHE SHIFT
dc.subject URBAN
dc.subject EVOLUTION
dc.subject PATTERNS
dc.subject MODELS
dc.subject BIAS
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.title On the North American invasion of the House Sparrow and its absence in the Yucatan Peninsula en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01835-160118
dc.relation.issn 1712-6568
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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