• Beta diversity of urban floras among European and non-European cities. 

      La Sorte, F.A.; Aronson, M.F.J.; Williams, N.S.G.; Celesti-Grapow, L.; Cilliers, S.; Clarkson, B.D.; Dolan, R.W.; Hipp, A.; Klotz, S.; Kuhn, I.; Pysek, P.; Siebert, S.; Winter, M. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2014)
      Aim Cities represent an ideal study system for assessing how intensive land-use change and biotic interchange have altered beta diversity at broad geographic extents. Here we test the hypothesis that floras in cities located ...
    • British plants as aliens in New Zealand cities: residence time moderates their impact on the beta diversity of urban floras 

      Ricotta, C.; Rapson, G.L.; Asmus, U.; Pysek, P.; Kuhn, I.; La Sorte, F.A.; Thompson, K. (Springer, 2017)
      Anthropogenic activities have weakened biogeographical barriers to dispersal, thereby promoting the introduction, establishment and spread of alien species outside their native ranges. Several studies have identified a ...
    • The compositional similarity of urban forests among the world's cities is scale dependent 

      Yang, J.; La Sorte, F.A.; Pysek, P.; Yan, P.; Nowak, D.; McBride, J. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
      Aim We examined species composition of urban forests from local to global scales using occurrence and abundance information to determine how compositional similarity is defined across spatial scales. We predicted that urban ...
    • A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers 

      Aronson, M.F.J.; La Sorte, F.A.; Nilon, C.H.; Katti, M.; Goddard, M.A.; Lepczyk, C.A.; Warren, P.S.; Williams, N.S.G.; Cilliers, S.; Clarkson, B.; Dobbs, C.; Dolan, R.; Hedblom, M.; Klotz, S.; Kooijmans, J.L.; Kuhn, I.; MacGregor-Fors, I.; McDonnell, M.; Mortberg, U.; Pysek, P.; Siebert, S.; Sushinsky, J.; Werner, P.; Winter, M. (Royal Society, 2014-04)
      Urbanization contributes to the loss of the world’s biodiversity and the homogenization of its biota. However, comparative studies of urban biodiversity leading to robust generalities of the status and drivers of biodiversity ...