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A proposed unified framework for biological invasions.
- T. Blackburn, P. Pyšek, +5 authors D. M. Richardson
- Biology, Medicine
- Trends in ecology & evolution
- 1 July 2011
A unified framework for biological invasions that reconciles and integrates the key features of the most commonly used invasion frameworks into a single conceptual model that can be applied to all human-mediated invasions. Expand
Are treelines advancing? A global meta-analysis of treeline response to climate warming.
- Melanie A. Harsch, P. Hulme, M. McGlone, R. P. Duncan
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- Ecology letters
- 1 October 2009
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,… Expand
Big brains, enhanced cognition, and response of birds to novel environments.
- D. Sol, R. P. Duncan, T. Blackburn, P. Cassey, L. Lefebvre
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 12 April 2005
The widely held hypothesis that enlarged brains have evolved as an adaptation to cope with novel or altered environmental conditions lacks firm empirical support. Here, we test this hypothesis for a… Expand
The Ecology of Bird Introductions
A growing number of species have been transported and introduced by humans to new locations and have established self-sustaining wild populations beyond their natural range limits. Many of these… Expand
Avian Extinction and Mammalian Introductions on Oceanic Islands
The arrival of humans on oceanic islands has precipitated a wave of extinctions among the islands' native birds. Nevertheless, the magnitude of this extinction event varies markedly between… Expand
A conceptual framework for predicting the effects of urban environments on floras
Summary 1With the majority of people now living in urban environments, urbanization is arguably the most intensive and irreversible ecosystem change on the planet. 2Urbanization transforms floras… Expand
Endemism, species selection and the origin and distribution of the vascular plant flora of New Zealand.
Aim To evaluate competing views on the origin and distribution of the New Zealand flora by testing the hypothesis that the geographical distribution of species is unrelated to ecological traits such… Expand
High predictability in introduction outcomes and the geographical range size of introduced Australian birds: a role for climate
Summary 1 We investigated factors hypothesized to influence introduction success and subsequent geographical range size in 52 species of bird that have been introduced to mainland Australia.… Expand
Climatic suitability, life-history traits, introduction effort, and the establishment and spread of introduced mammals in Australia
: Major progress in understanding biological invasions has recently been made by quantitatively comparing successful and unsuccessful invasions. We used such an approach to test hypotheses about the… Expand
Determinants of establishment success in introduced birds
A major component of human-induced global change is the deliberate or accidental translocation of species from their native ranges to alien environments, where they may cause substantial… Expand