Range expansion of two invasive springtails on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island

Phillips, Laura, Janion-Scheepers, Charlene, Houghton, Melissa, Terauds, Aleks, Potapov, Mikhail and Chown, Steven L. (2017) Range expansion of two invasive springtails on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Polar Biology, 40 11: 2137-2142. doi:10.1007/s00300-017-2129-9


Author Phillips, Laura
Janion-Scheepers, Charlene
Houghton, Melissa
Terauds, Aleks
Potapov, Mikhail
Chown, Steven L.
Title Range expansion of two invasive springtails on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island
Journal name Polar Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0722-4060
1432-2056
Publication date 2017-05-31
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00300-017-2129-9
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 40
Issue 11
Start page 2137
End page 2142
Total pages 6
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract Collembola are an important group of indigenous terrestrial invertebrates in the sub-Antarctic region and, compared to the most continental regions, their limited diversity is well known. Several invasive species, introduced by humans, have also established in the region, with some of these widespread while others are more restricted to disturbed areas. In this study, we report the spread of two non-indigenous Collembola species on Macquarie Island. Protaphorura fimata (Gisin, 1952) (Collembola:Poduromorpha: Onychiuridae) and Proisotoma minuta (Tullberg, 1871) (Entomobryomorpha:Isotomidae) are both cosmopolitan species that have been present on the island for several decades, but restricted to the area around the research station. Here, we report their spread up to 3 and 11 km, respectively, from the research station. We discuss the implications of this finding for biosecurity across the Antarctic region. We also document the presence of a new non-indigenous species, Parisotoma notabilis (Schaffer, 1896) (Entomobryomorpha:Isotomidae).
Formatted abstract
Collembola are an important group of indigenous terrestrial invertebrates in the sub-Antarctic region and, compared to the most continental regions, their limited diversity is well known. Several invasive species, introduced by humans, have also established in the region, with some of these widespread while others are more restricted to disturbed areas. In this study, we report the spread of two non-indigenous Collembola species on Macquarie Island. Protaphorura fimata (Gisin, 1952) (Collembola: Poduromorpha:Onychiuridae) and Proisotoma minuta (Tullberg, 1871) (Entomobryomorpha:Isotomidae) are both cosmopolitan species that have been present on the island for several decades, but restricted to the area around the research station. Here, we report their spread up to 3 and 11 km, respectively, from the research station. We discuss the implications of this finding for biosecurity across the Antarctic region. We also document the presence of a new non-indigenous species, Parisotoma notabilis (Schäffer, 1896) (Entomobryomorpha:Isotomidae).
Keyword Collembola
Dispersal
DNA barcode
Soil fauna
Taxonomy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 4307
Institutional Status UQ

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