M. van Kleunen
The ecology and evolution of alien plants
van Kleunen, M.; Bossdorf, O.; Dawson, W.
Dr Wayne Dawson firstname.lastname@example.org
We review the state of the art of alien plant research with emphasis on conceptual advances and knowledge gains on general patterns and drivers, biotic interactions, and evolution. Major advances include the identification of different invasion stages and invasiveness dimensions (geographic range, habitat specificity, local abundance) and the identification of appropriate comparators while accounting for propagule pressure and year of introduction. Developments in phylogenetic and functional trait research bear great promise for better understanding of the underlying mechanisms. Global patterns are emerging with propagule pressure, disturbance, increased resource availability, and climate matching as major invasion drivers, but species characteristics also play a role. Biotic interactions with resident communities shape invasion outcomes, with major roles for species diversity, enemies, novel weapons, and mutualists. Mounting evidence has been found for rapid evolution of invasive aliens and evolutionary responses of natives, but a mechanistic understanding requires tighter integration of molecular and phenotypic approaches. We hope the open questions identified in this review will stimulate further research on the ecology and evolution of alien plants.
van Kleunen, M., Bossdorf, O., & Dawson, W. (2018). The ecology and evolution of alien plants. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 49(1), 25-47. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110617-062654
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 30, 2018|
|Online Publication Date||Jun 6, 2018|
|Publication Date||Jun 6, 2018|
|Deposit Date||Apr 3, 2018|
|Publicly Available Date||Jun 17, 2019|
|Journal||Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
Accepted Journal Article
Posted with permission from the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, Volume 49 © 2018 by Annual Reviews, http://www.annualreviews.org
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