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Long‐term trajectories of non‐native vegetation on islands globally

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Walentowitz, Anna J. ; Lenzner, Bernd ; Essl, Franz ; Strandberg, Nichola ; Castilla‐Beltrán, Alvaro ; Fernández‐Palacios, José María ; Björck, Svante ; Connor, Simon ; Haberle, Simon G. ; Ljung, Karl ; Prebble, Matiu ; Wilmshurst, Janet M. ; Froyd, Cynthia A. ; de Boer, Erik J. ; de Nascimento, Lea ; Edwards, Mary E. ; Stevenson, Janelle ; Beierkuhnlein, Carl ; Steinbauer, Manuel ; Nogué, Sandra:
Long‐term trajectories of non‐native vegetation on islands globally.
In: Ecology Letters. Vol. 26 (2023) Issue 5 . - pp. 729-741.
ISSN 1461-0248
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.14196

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Abstract in another language

Human-mediated changes in island vegetation are, among others, largely caused by the introduction and establishment of non-native species. However, data on past changes in non-native plant species abundance that predate historical documentation and censuses are scarce. Islands are among the few places where we can track human arrival in natural systems allowing us to reveal changes in vegetation dynamics with the arrival of non-native species. We matched fossil pollen data with botanical status information (native, non-native), and quantified the timing, trajectories and magnitude of non-native plant vegetational change on 29 islands over the past 5000 years. We recorded a proportional increase in pollen of non-native plant taxa within the last 1000 years. Individual island trajectories are context-dependent and linked to island settlement histories. Our data show that non-native plant introductions have a longer and more dynamic history than is generally recognized, with critical implications for biodiversity baselines and invasion biology.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: alien species; Anthropocene; biodiversity; biological invasions; fossil pollen; island biogeography; novel ecosystems; palaeoecology
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography > Chair Biogeography - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Carl Beierkuhnlein
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Sport Science > Professor Sport Ecology > Professor Sport Ecology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manuel Jonas Steinbauer
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Central research institutes
Research Institutions > Central research institutes > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Graduate Schools
Graduate Schools > Elite Network Bavaria
Graduate Schools > Elite Network Bavaria > Global Change Ecology
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Sport Science
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Sport Science > Professor Sport Ecology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 06:46
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2023 09:48
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/75294