Life-history correlates of plant invasiveness at regional and continental scales

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dc.contributor.author Hamilton, MA
dc.contributor.author Murray, BR
dc.contributor.author Cadotte, MW
dc.contributor.author Hose, GC
dc.contributor.author Baker, AC
dc.contributor.author Harris, CJ
dc.contributor.author Licari, D
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:30:11Z
dc.date.issued 2005-10
dc.identifier.citation Ecology Letters, 2005, 8 (10), pp. 1066 - 1074
dc.identifier.issn 1461-023X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3781
dc.description.abstract We implemented cross-species and independent-contrasts multiple regression models to compare life-history correlates of invasion success between regional and continental spatial scales among non-native plants of eastern Australia. We focussed on three life-history traits that represent major axes of variation in plant life history: specific leaf area (SLA), plant height and seed mass. After controlling for residence time and cross-correlation with other life-history traits, small seed mass was significantly and uniquely correlated with invasion success at continental and regional scales. High SLA was significantly and uniquely correlated with invasion success at the continental scale only. Plant height could not explain unique variation in invasion success at either spatial scale. Variation among spatial scales in the significance and strength of life-history relationships with invasion success suggests that the search for predictive tools of invasion need not be fruitless, as long as predictive investigations are targeted at appropriate spatial scales. ©2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/CNRS.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2005.00809.x
dc.title Life-history correlates of plant invasiveness at regional and continental scales
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Ecology Letters
dc.journal.volume 10
dc.journal.volume 8
dc.journal.number 10 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, England en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1066 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1074 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 060208 Terrestrial Ecology
dc.personcode 010046
dc.personcode 980002
dc.personcode 108947
dc.personcode 999211
dc.personcode 998007
dc.personcode 996297
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Terrestrial Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom 3.914 en_US
dc.description.keywords Alien
dc.description.keywords Comparative approach
dc.description.keywords Introduced species
dc.description.keywords Invasive
dc.description.keywords Macroecology
dc.description.keywords Non-native species
dc.description.keywords Phylogenetic regression
dc.description.keywords Seed mass
dc.description.keywords Spatial scale
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Resources)
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 Closed (ID: 3)


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