Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Dimensions of invasiveness : links between local abundance, geographic range size, and habitat breadth in Europe’s alien and native floras
Authors: Fristoe, Trevor S.
Chytrý, Milan
Dawson, Wayne
Essl, Franz
Heleno, Ruben
Kreft, Holger
Maurel, Noëlie
Pergl, Jan
Pyšek, Petr
Seebens, Hanno
Weigelt, Patrick
Vargas, Pablo
Yang, Qiang
Attorre, Fabio
Bergmeier, Erwin
Bernhardt-Römermann, Markus
Biurrun, Idoia
Boch, Steffen
Bonari, Gianmaria
Botta-Dukát, Zoltán
Bruun, Hans Henrik
Byun, Chaeho
Čarni, Andraž
Carranza, Maria Laura
Catford, Jane A.
Cerabolini, Bruno E. L.
Chacón-Madrigal, Eduardo
Ciccarelli, Daniela
Ćušterevska, Renata
de Ronde, Iris
Dengler, Jürgen
Golub, Valentin
Haveman, Rense
Hough-Snee, Nate
Jandt, Ute
Jansen, Florian
Kuzemko, Anna
Küzmič, Filip
Lenoir, Jonathan
Macanović, Armin
Marcenò, Corrado
Martin, Adam R.
Michaletz, Sean T.
Mori, Akira S.
Niinemets, Ülo
Peterka, Tomáš
Pielech, Remigiusz
Rašomavičius, Valerijus
Rūsiņa, Solvita
Dias, Arildo S.
Šibíková, Mária
Šilc, Urban
Stanisci, Angela
Jansen, Steven
Svenning, Jens-Christian
Swacha, Grzegorz
van der Plas, Fons
Vassilev, Kiril
van Kleunen, Mark
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2021173118
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume(Issue): 118
Issue: 22
Issue Date: 28-May-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: National Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 0027-8424
Language: English
Subjects: Distribution–Abundance relationship; Enemy release; Forms of rarity; Invasion success; Leaf economic spectrum
Subject (DDC): 580: Plants (Botany)
Abstract: Understanding drivers of success for alien species can inform on potential future invasions. Recent conceptual advances highlight that species may achieve invasiveness via performance along at least three distinct dimensions: 1) local abundance, 2) geographic range size, and 3) habitat breadth in naturalized distributions. Associations among these dimensions and the factors that determine success in each have yet to be assessed at large geographic scales. Here, we combine data from over one million vegetation plots covering the extent of Europe and its habitat diversity with databases on species' distributions, traits, and historical origins to provide a comprehensive assessment of invasiveness dimensions for the European alien seed plant flora. Invasiveness dimensions are linked in alien distributions, leading to a continuum from overall poor invaders to super invaders-abundant, widespread aliens that invade diverse habitats. This pattern echoes relationships among analogous dimensions measured for native European species. Success along invasiveness dimensions was associated with details of alien species' introduction histories: earlier introduction dates were positively associated with all three dimensions, and consistent with theory-based expectations, species originating from other continents, particularly acquisitive growth strategists, were among the most successful invaders in Europe. Despite general correlations among invasiveness dimensions, we identified habitats and traits associated with atypical patterns of success in only one or two dimensions-for example, the role of disturbed habitats in facilitating widespread specialists. We conclude that considering invasiveness within a multidimensional framework can provide insights into invasion processes while also informing general understanding of the dynamics of species distributions.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
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