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Ain't no mountain high enough: plant invasions reaching new elevations
This work proposes a comprehensive research agenda for tackling the problem of plant invasions into mountain ecosystems, including documentation of mountain invasion patterns at multiple scales, experimental studies, and an assessment of the impacts of non-native species in these systems.
Phytophthora cinnamomi and Australia’s biodiversity : impacts, predictions and progress towards control
The mechanisms by which some plants are able to survive infection are discovered, including the activation of defence-related genes and signalling pathways, the reinforcement of cell walls and accumulation of toxic metabolites, which may provide avenues for protection against disease in otherwise susceptible species.
Plant invasions in treeless vegetation of the Australian Alps.
Treeless communities in the Australian Alps are likely to face increasing pressure from invasive species as a result of global warming and continued introduction of non-native plants to ski resort gardens, but the risk of invasion from garden plants could be minimised through regulation.
Alien flora of mountains: global comparisons for the development of local preventive measures against plant invasions
Aim We use data from 13 mountain regions and surrounding lowland areas to identify (1) the origins, traits and cultural uses of alien plant species that establish in mountains, (2) the alien species…
The re-establishment of Themeda triandra (kangaroo grass): implications for the restoration of grasslands [Victoria]
- K. McDougall
Current and projected global distribution of Phytophthora cinnamomi, one of the world's worst plant pathogens
- T. Burgess, John K. Scott, +10 authors G. Hardy
- Environmental Science, MedicineGlobal change biology
- 1 April 2017
For the first time, a comprehensive global map of the current P. cinnamomi distribution is provided, an improved climex model of the distribution, and a projection to 2080 of the Distribution with predicted climate change are provided.
Processes at multiple scales affect richness and similarity of non‐native plant species in mountains around the world
Aim To investigate how species richness and similarity of non-native plants varies along gradients of elevation and human disturbance. Location Eight mountain regions on four continents and two…
Large fires in Australian alpine landscapes: their part in the historical fire regime and their impacts on alpine biodiversity
The fires of summer 2003 in south-eastern Australia burnt tens of thousands of hectares of treeless alpine landscape. Here, we examine the environmental impact of these fires, using data from the…
The impact of trampling on feldmark vegetation in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales
Three species (including E. gunnii) were found to be less abundant on the leeward edge of the track than on the windward edge, suggesting that the track has indirectly interfered with feldmark processes.
Plant Invasions in Mountains: Global Lessons for Better Management
Abstract Mountains are one of few ecosystems little affected by plant invasions. However, the threat of invasion is likely to increase because of climate change, greater anthropogenic land use, and…