Widespread plant species: natives versus aliens in our changing world

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dc.contributor.author Stohlgren, Thomas en_US
dc.contributor.author Pysek, Petr en_US
dc.contributor.author Kartesz, John en_US
dc.contributor.author Nishino, Misako en_US
dc.contributor.author Pauchard, Ana?Bal en_US
dc.contributor.author Winter, Marten en_US
dc.contributor.author Pino, Joan en_US
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Dave en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilson, John en_US
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Megan en_US
dc.contributor.author Ming-Yang, Li en_US
dc.contributor.author Celesti-Grapow, Laura en_US
dc.contributor.author Font, Xavier en_US
dc.contributor.author Murray, Brad en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:33:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010005715 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Stohlgren Thomas et al. 2011, 'Widespread plant species: natives versus aliens in our changing world', Springer, vol. 13, pp. 1931-1944. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1387-3547 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-011-0024-9 en_US
dc.title Widespread plant species: natives versus aliens in our changing world en_US
dc.parent Biological Invasions en_US
dc.journal.volume 13 en_US
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
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dc.classification.name Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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dc.description.keywords Alien plants Biotic homogenization China Europe Globalization North America Plant invasions South Africa South America Species distributions en_US


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