Widespread plant species: Natives versus aliens in our changing world

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dc.contributor.author Stohlgren, TJ
dc.contributor.author Pyšek, P
dc.contributor.author Kartesz, J
dc.contributor.author Nishino, M
dc.contributor.author Pauchard, A
dc.contributor.author Winter, M
dc.contributor.author Pino, J
dc.contributor.author Richardson, DM
dc.contributor.author Wilson, JRU
dc.contributor.author Murray, BR
dc.contributor.author Phillips, ML
dc.contributor.author Ming-yang, L
dc.contributor.author Celesti-Grapow, L
dc.contributor.author Font, X
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.identifier.citation Biological Invasions, 2011, 13 (9), pp. 1931 - 1944
dc.identifier.issn 1387-3547
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18147
dc.description.abstract Estimates of the level of invasion for a region are traditionally based on relative numbers of native and alien species. However, alien species differ dramatically in the size of their invasive ranges. Here we present the first study to quantify the level of invasion for several regions of the world in terms of the most widely distributed plant species (natives vs. aliens). Aliens accounted for 51.3% of the 120 most widely distributed plant species in North America, 43.3% in New South Wales (Australia), 34.2% in Chile, 29.7% in Argentina, and 22.5% in the Republic of South Africa. However, Europe had only 1% of alien species among the most widespread species of the flora. Across regions, alien species relative to native species were either as well-distributed (10 comparisons) or more widely distributed (5 comparisons). These striking patterns highlight the profound contribution that widespread invasive alien plants make to floristic dominance patterns across different regions. Many of the most widespread species are alien plants, and, in particular, Europe and Asia appear as major contributors to the homogenization of the floras in the Americas. We recommend that spatial extent of invasion should be explicitly incorporated in assessments of invasibility, globalization, and risk assessments. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/s10530-011-0024-9
dc.title Widespread plant species: Natives versus aliens in our changing world
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Biological Invasions
dc.journal.volume 9
dc.journal.volume 13
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1931 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1944 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.personcode 010046
dc.personcode 103863
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Alien plants
dc.description.keywords Biotic homogenization
dc.description.keywords China
dc.description.keywords Europe
dc.description.keywords Globalization
dc.description.keywords North America
dc.description.keywords Plant invasions
dc.description.keywords South Africa
dc.description.keywords South America
dc.description.keywords Species distributions
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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