About the Authors

Mirko Di Febbraro


Affiliation Department of Bioscience and Territory, University of Molise, Pesche, Isernia, Italy

Peter W. W. Lurz

Affiliation Randersacker, Germany

Piero Genovesi

Affiliation ISPRA - Institute for Environmental Protection and Research and Chair IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group, Rome, Italy

Luigi Maiorano

Affiliation Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Marco Girardello

Current address: Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, CNRS - National Centre for Scientific Research, Beauvoir sur Niort, France

Affiliation Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Sandro Bertolino

Affiliation Department of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, Grugliasco, Turin, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MDF SB MG PG. Analyzed the data: MDF MG LM. Wrote the paper: MDF SB MG PL.