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Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. / Firn, J.; Moore, J.L.; MacDougall, A.S. et al.

In: Ecology Letters, Vol. 14, No. 3, 03.2011, p. 274-281.

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Firn, J, Moore, JL, MacDougall, AS, Borer, ET, Seabloom, E, HilleRisLambers, J, Harpole, WS, Cleland, EE, Brown, CS, Knops, JMH, Prober, S, Pyke, DA, Farrell, KA, Bakker, J, O’Halloran, LR, Adler, PB, Collins, SL, D’Antonio, CM, Crawley, MJ, Wolkovich , EM, La Pierre, KJ, Melbourne, BA, Hautier, Y, Morgan, JW, Leakey, ABD, Kay, A, McCulley, R, Davies, K, Stevens, C, Chu, CJ, Holl, KD, Klein, JA, Fay, PA, Hagenah, N, Kirkham, KP & Buckley, Y 2011, 'Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities', Ecology Letters, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 274-281. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01584.x

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Firn, J., Moore, J. L., MacDougall, A. S., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E., HilleRisLambers, J., Harpole, W. S., Cleland, E. E., Brown, C. S., Knops, J. M. H., Prober, S., Pyke, D. A., Farrell, K. A., Bakker, J., O’Halloran, L. R., Adler, P. B., Collins, S. L., D’Antonio, C. M., Crawley, M. J., ... Buckley, Y. (2011). Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecology Letters, 14(3), 274-281. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01584.x

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Firn J, Moore JL, MacDougall AS, Borer ET, Seabloom E, HilleRisLambers J et al. Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecology Letters. 2011 Mar;14(3):274-281. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01584.x

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Firn, J. ; Moore, J.L. ; MacDougall, A.S. et al. / Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. In: Ecology Letters. 2011 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 274-281.

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title = "Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities",
abstract = "Many ecosystems worldwide are dominated by introduced plant species, leading to loss of biodiversity and ecosystem function. A common but rarely tested assumption is that these plants are more abundant in introduced vs. native communities, because ecological or evolutionary-based shifts in populations underlie invasion success. Here, data for 26 herbaceous species at 39 sites, within eight countries, revealed that species abundances were similar at native (home) and introduced (away) sites – grass species were generally abundant home and away, while forbs were low in abundance, but more abundant at home. Sites with six or more of these species had similar community abundance hierarchies, suggesting that suites of introduced species are assembling similarly on different continents. Overall, we found that substantial changes to populations are not necessarily a pre-condition for invasion success and that increases in species abundance are unusual. Instead, abundance at home predicts abundance away, a potentially useful additional criterion for biosecurity programmes.",
keywords = "Biogeography, biosecurity, disturbance, global meta-study, homogenization of communities, invasion paradox, mechanisms of invasion, Nutrient Network, plant invasion, propagule pressure",
author = "J. Firn and J.L. Moore and A.S. MacDougall and E.T. Borer and E. Seabloom and J. HilleRisLambers and W.S. Harpole and E.E. Cleland and C.S. Brown and J.M.H. Knops and S. Prober and D.A. Pyke and K.A. Farrell and J. Bakker and L.R. O{\textquoteright}Halloran and P.B. Adler and S.L. Collins and C.M. D{\textquoteright}Antonio and Crawley, {M. J.} and E.M. Wolkovich and {La Pierre}, K.J. and B.A. Melbourne and Y. Hautier and J.W. Morgan and A.B.D. Leakey and A. Kay and R. McCulley and K Davies and Carly Stevens and C.J. Chu and K.D. Holl and J.A. Klein and P.A. Fay and N. Hagenah and K.P. Kirkham and Y. Buckley",
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AU - Firn, J.

AU - Moore, J.L.

AU - MacDougall, A.S.

AU - Borer, E.T.

AU - Seabloom, E.

AU - HilleRisLambers, J.

AU - Harpole, W.S.

AU - Cleland, E.E.

AU - Brown, C.S.

AU - Knops, J.M.H.

AU - Prober, S.

AU - Pyke, D.A.

AU - Farrell, K.A.

AU - Bakker, J.

AU - O’Halloran, L.R.

AU - Adler, P.B.

AU - Collins, S.L.

AU - D’Antonio, C.M.

AU - Crawley, M. J.

AU - Wolkovich , E.M.

AU - La Pierre, K.J.

AU - Melbourne, B.A.

AU - Hautier, Y.

AU - Morgan, J.W.

AU - Leakey, A.B.D.

AU - Kay, A.

AU - McCulley, R.

AU - Davies, K

AU - Stevens, Carly

AU - Chu, C.J.

AU - Holl, K.D.

AU - Klein, J.A.

AU - Fay, P.A.

AU - Hagenah, N.

AU - Kirkham, K.P.

AU - Buckley, Y.

PY - 2011/3

Y1 - 2011/3

N2 - Many ecosystems worldwide are dominated by introduced plant species, leading to loss of biodiversity and ecosystem function. A common but rarely tested assumption is that these plants are more abundant in introduced vs. native communities, because ecological or evolutionary-based shifts in populations underlie invasion success. Here, data for 26 herbaceous species at 39 sites, within eight countries, revealed that species abundances were similar at native (home) and introduced (away) sites – grass species were generally abundant home and away, while forbs were low in abundance, but more abundant at home. Sites with six or more of these species had similar community abundance hierarchies, suggesting that suites of introduced species are assembling similarly on different continents. Overall, we found that substantial changes to populations are not necessarily a pre-condition for invasion success and that increases in species abundance are unusual. Instead, abundance at home predicts abundance away, a potentially useful additional criterion for biosecurity programmes.

AB - Many ecosystems worldwide are dominated by introduced plant species, leading to loss of biodiversity and ecosystem function. A common but rarely tested assumption is that these plants are more abundant in introduced vs. native communities, because ecological or evolutionary-based shifts in populations underlie invasion success. Here, data for 26 herbaceous species at 39 sites, within eight countries, revealed that species abundances were similar at native (home) and introduced (away) sites – grass species were generally abundant home and away, while forbs were low in abundance, but more abundant at home. Sites with six or more of these species had similar community abundance hierarchies, suggesting that suites of introduced species are assembling similarly on different continents. Overall, we found that substantial changes to populations are not necessarily a pre-condition for invasion success and that increases in species abundance are unusual. Instead, abundance at home predicts abundance away, a potentially useful additional criterion for biosecurity programmes.

KW - Biogeography

KW - biosecurity

KW - disturbance

KW - global meta-study

KW - homogenization of communities

KW - invasion paradox

KW - mechanisms of invasion

KW - Nutrient Network

KW - plant invasion

KW - propagule pressure

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VL - 14

SP - 274

EP - 281

JO - Ecology Letters

JF - Ecology Letters

SN - 1461-023X

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