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Animal hitch-hikers could threaten native species

Image courtesy of Nick Clemann

Daring members of the animal kingdom practise hitch-hiking, a feat that might lead to serious ecological problems.

Two complementary studies suggest that particular personality traits in invasive species might equip them to be successful hitch-hikers, therefore allowing them to explore and settle new lands.

The ability of naturally bold species to jump on board freight and cargo transports could pose a serious threat to native wildlife in the lands they colonise.

Read more at Monash University