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Protected-area boundaries as filters of plant invasions
(Society for Conservation Biology, 2011)
Human land uses surrounding protected areas provide propagules for colonization of these areas by non-native species, and corridors between protected-area networks and drainage systems of rivers provide pathways for ...
Naturalization of central European plants in North America: species traits, habitats, propagule pressure, residence time
(Ecological Society of America, 2015)
The factors that promote invasive behavior in introduced plant species occur across many scales of biological and ecological organization. Factors that act at relatively small scales, for example, the evolution of biological ...
A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers
(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 ...
Plant invasion science in protected areas: progress and priorities
Invasive alien species are a major problem for managers of protected areas (PAs) worldwide. Until the 1980s biological invasions were widely considered to be largely confined to anthropogenically disturbed sites and the ...
EMAPi 2015: Highlighting links between science and management of alien plant invasions
(Pensoft Publishers, 2016)
Plants capable of selfing are more likely to become naturalized
(Nature Publishing Group, 2016)
Many plant species have established self-sustaining populations outside their natural range because of human activities. Plants with selfing ability should be more likely to establish outside their historical range because ...
Framework and guidelines for implementing the proposed IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT)
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
Recently, Blackburn et al. (2014) developed a simple, objective and transparent method for classifying alien taxa in terms of the magnitude of their detrimental environmental impacts in recipient areas. Here, we present a ...
Naturalization of European plants on other continents: The role of donor habitats
(National Academy of Science, 2017)
The success of European plant species as aliens worldwide is thought to reflect their association with human-disturbed environments. However, an explicit test including all human-made, semi natural and natural habitat types ...
Global trade will accelerate plant invasions in emerging economies under climate change
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015)
Trade plays a key role in the spread of alien species, and has arguably contributed to the recent enormous acceleration of biological invasions, thus homogenizing biotas world-wide. Combining data on 60-year trends of ...
Naturalization of ornamental plant species in public green spaces and private gardens
Ornamental horticulture is the most important pathway for alien plant introductions worldwide, and consequently, invasive spread of introduced plants often begins in urban areas. Although most introduced ornamental ...