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Similarity of introduced plant species to native ones facilitates naturalization, but differences enhance invasion success

dc.contributor.authorDivisek, Janen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorChytry, Milanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBeckage, Brianen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGotelli, Nicholas J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLososova, Zdenkaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPysek, Petren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, David M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMolofsky, Janeen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-18T12:38:25Z
dc.date.available2019-10-18T12:38:25Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-06
dc.identifier.citationDivisek, J., et al. 2018. Similarity of introduced plant species to native ones facilitates naturalization, but differences enhance invasion success. Nature Communications, 9:4631, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06995-4en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1038/s41467-018-06995-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/106669
dc.descriptionCITATION: Divisek, J., et al. 2018. Similarity of introduced plant species to native ones facilitates naturalization, but differences enhance invasion success. Nature Communications, 9:4631, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06995-4.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.nature.comen_ZA
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: The search for traits associated with plant invasiveness has yielded contradictory results, in part because most previous studies have failed to recognize that different traits are important at different stages along the introduction–naturalization–invasion continuum. Here we show that across six different habitat types in temperate Central Europe, naturalized non-invasive species are functionally similar to native species occurring in the same habitat type, but invasive species are different as they occupy the edge of the plant functional trait space represented in each habitat. This pattern was driven mainly by the greater average height of invasive species. These results suggest that the primary determinant of successful establishment of alien species in resident plant communities is environmental filtering, which is expressed in similar trait distributions. However, to become invasive, established alien species need to be different enough to occupy novel niche space, i.e. the edge of trait space.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06995-4/
dc.format.extent10 pages : illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherNature Research (part of Springer Nature)en_ZA
dc.subjectPlant speciesen_ZA
dc.subjectPlant invasivenessen_ZA
dc.subjectFunctional trait analysesen_ZA
dc.subjectEnvironmental filtering hypothesisen_ZA
dc.subjectNative plantsen_ZA
dc.subjectAlien invasive plantsen_ZA
dc.titleSimilarity of introduced plant species to native ones facilitates naturalization, but differences enhance invasion successen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
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