Succes of alien plant species on a local versus a regional scale relates to different plant traits

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Abstract

Predicting which aliens will become invasive remains a challenge. Many studies have investigated whether the invaders have certain traits that make them better equipped in their introduced area compared to non-invaders. However, in tackling this question little research focussed on aspects of scale. The most invasive species are expected to perform well on a regional and a local scale. Many analyses have been performed on only one scale, often a regional scale. By looking at only one scale you might miss out on correlates that predict success only on the other scale. We combined data on alien plant performance in the Netherlands on the national scale and on the local scale. Analyses show that patterns of correlates vary for each scale. Different traits predict success on different scales
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom global change to molecular ecology, 39th Annual Conference GFOE (GfÖ) 2009 Dimensions of ecology Bayreuth, Germany, September 14-18, 2009
EditorsS Hozheu, B Thies
Place of PublicationBayreuth
PublisherUniversity of Bayreuth
Pages190
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event39th Annual Conference GFOE (GfÖ) 2009 Dimensions of ecology, Bayreuth, Germany -
Duration: 14 Sep 200918 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference39th Annual Conference GFOE (GfÖ) 2009 Dimensions of ecology, Bayreuth, Germany
Period14/09/0918/09/09

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