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Biological Flora of the British Isles: Robinia pseudoacacia
Summary This account presents information on all aspects of the biology of Robinia pseudoacacia L. that are relevant to understanding its ecological characteristics and behaviour. The main topics… Expand
Biological Flora of the British Isles: Ambrosia artemisiifolia.
This account presents information on all aspects of the biology of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. (Common ragweed) that are relevant to understanding its ecology. The main topics are presented within the… Expand
Do cities export biodiversity? Traffic as dispersal vector across urban–rural gradients
Urban areas are among the land use types with the highes richness in plant species. A main feature of urban floras is the high proportion of non-native species with often divergent distribution… Expand
Seed traits, landscape and environmental parameters as predictors of species occurrence in fragmented urban railway habitats
Urbanization particularly promotes habitat fragmentation, which in turn strongly affects biodiversity patterns. A major driver of species loss in isolated habitat patches is dispersal limitation. The… Expand
Biotic homogenization at the community scale: disentangling the roles of urbanization and plant invasion
- Giovanni Trentanovi, M. V. D. Lippe, T. Sitzia, Ulrike Ziechmann, I. Kowarik, A. Cierjacks
- 1 July 2013
Aim Urbanization as a major global trend profoundly changes biodiversity patterns, and homogenization of urban biota due to expanding exotic species and declining native species is of increasing… Expand
Prevalence of alien versus native species of woody plants in Berlin differs between habitats and at different scales.
Cities are hotspots for plant invasions and woody plants that have escaped from cultivation contribute significantly to this phenomenon. Yet whether the richness of alien species in the floras of… Expand
Urban land use types contribute to grassland conservation: The example of Berlin
Abstract Urbanisation is an important driver of biodiversity loss, also contributing to habitat loss and fragmentation of grasslands at the urban-rural interface. While urban green spaces are known… Expand
Crop seed spillage along roads : a factor of uncertainty in the containment of GMO
Feral populations of crop species along roadsides contribute to the uncertainty regarding the containment of genetically modified (GM) crops, as the feral populations could promote the persistence of… Expand
Urban grassland restoration: which plant traits make desired species successful colonizers?
Questions Which plant traits characterize successful and failed target species in urban grassland restoration? Do traits of successful target species differ from those of resident species? How do… Expand
Human-biodiversity interactions in urban parks: The species level matters
Abstract In a rapidly urbanizing world, people are increasingly at risk of being disconnected from nature. Previous studies demonstrate that urban parks support contact of urban dwellers with… Expand