Friday, April 27, 2007
New in the Literature
Recently published journal articles you might find interesting:
- "Resource-use efficiency and plant invasion in low-resource systems." by Jennifer L. Funk & Peter M. Vitousek. Nature. 446, pp. 1079-1081. (Or read the newsy version here)
- "Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica disperse seeds of Rooikrans Acacia cyclops, an invasive alien plant in the Fynbos Biome." by LES G. UNDERHILL and JAN H. HOFMEYR. Ibis. (Thanks, Nuthatch!)
- "Aspidistras, amphipods and Oz: Niche opportunism between strangers in a strange land." by JOHN G. CONRAN, JOHN H. BRADBURY. Plant Species Biology. 22(1), pp. 41-48. (pollination of an introduced shrub by an introduced pollinator)
- "Preventing horticultural introductions of invasive plants: potential efficacy of voluntary initiatives." by Jennifer W. Burt, Adriana A. Muir, Jonah Piovia-Scott, Kari E. Veblen, Andy L. Chang, Judah D. Grossman, and Heidi W. Weiskel. Biological Invasions. (link is to full pdf of article)
- "High seedling relative growth rate and specific leaf area are traits of invasive species: phylogenetically independent contrasts of woody angiosperms" by Eva Grotkopp and Marcel Rejmánek. American Journal of Botany. 94(4), pp. 526-532.
- "Compositional similarity among urban floras within and across continents: biogeographical consequences of human-mediated biotic interchange" by FRANK A. LA SORTE, MICHAEL L. McKINNEY and PETR PYŠEK. Global Change Biology. 13(4), pp. 913-921.
- "Altered stream-flow regimes and invasive plant species: the Tamarix case" by Juliet C. Stromberg, Sharon J. Lite, Roy Marler, Charles Paradzick, Patrick B. Shafroth, Donna Shorrock, Jacqueline M. White, and Margaret S. White. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 16(3), pp. 381-393. (saltcedar)
- "Invasiveness and homogenization: synergism of wide dispersal and high local abundance" by Michael L. McKinney and Frank A. La Sorte. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 16(3), pp. 394-400.
You might want to mention this pub, which is free to all:
two introduced species papers, and a lot of things to think about.
Excellent - thanks! It will go into my next "New in the Lit" post.
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