Philip E. Hulme

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Biological invasions cause ecological and economic impacts across the globe. However, it is unclear whether there are strong patterns in terms of their major effects, how the vulnerability of different ecosystems varies and which ecosystem services are at greatest risk. We present a global meta-analysis of 199 articles reporting 1041 field studies that in(More)
With the growing body of literature assessing the impact of invasive alien plants on resident species and ecosystems, a comprehensive assessment of the relationship between invasive species traits and environmental settings of invasion on the characteristics of impacts is needed. Based on 287 publications with 1551 individual cases that addressed the impact(More)
9 Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZ-252 43 Prùhonice, Czech Republic; 10 Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Vinièná 7, CZ-128 01 Praha 2, Czech Republic; 11 INRA Zoologie Forestière BP 20619 F-45166-Olivet, France; 12 CREAF, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra, Spain; 13(More)
The post-dispersal fate of seeds and fruit (diaspores) of three vertebrate-dispersed trees, Crataegus monogyna, Prunus mahaleb and Taxus baccata, was studied in the Andalusian highlands, south-eastern Spain. Exclosures were used to quantify separately the impact of vertebrates and invertebrates on seed removal in relation to diaspore density and(More)
Some alien species cause substantial impacts, yet most are innocuous. Given limited resources, forecasting risks from alien species will help prioritise management. Given that risk assessment (RA) approaches vary widely, a synthesis is timely to highlight best practices. We reviewed quantitative and scoring RAs, integrating > 300 publications into arguably(More)
Treelines are temperature sensitive transition zones that are expected to respond to climate warming by advancing beyond their current position. Response to climate warming over the last century, however, has been mixed, with some treelines showing evidence of recruitment at higher altitudes and/or latitudes (advance) whereas others reveal no marked change(More)
Climate change and biological invasions are key processes affecting global biodiversity, yet their effects have usually been considered separately. Here, we emphasise that global warming has enabled alien species to expand into regions in which they previously could not survive and reproduce. Based on a review of climate-mediated biological invasions of(More)
The accelerating rates of international trade, travel, and transport in the latter half of the twentieth century have led to the progressive mixing of biota from across the world and the number of species introduced to new regions continues to increase. The importance of biogeographic, climatic, economic, and demographic factors as drivers of this trend is(More)
© The Ecological Society of America www.frontiersinecology.org B invasions complicate the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem integrity worldwide. Invasive species can threaten biological diversity in various ways, from reducing genetic variation and eroding gene pools, through the extinction of endemic species, and by altering habitat and ecosystem(More)
FRANCISCO LLORET, FRÉDÉRIC MÉDAIL*, GIUSEPPE BRUNDU†, IGNAZIO CAMARDA†, EVA MORAGUES‡, JUAN RITA§, PHILIP LAMBDON¶ and PHILIP E. HULME¶ Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) and U. Ecologia, Department Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Fac. Ciències, Universitat Autònoma Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain, *(More)