Challenging urban species diversity: contrasting phylogenetic patterns across plant functional groups in Germany.

@article{Knapp2008ChallengingUS,
  title={Challenging urban species diversity: contrasting phylogenetic patterns across plant functional groups in Germany.},
  author={Sonja Knapp and Ingolf K{\"u}hn and Oliver Schweiger and Stefan Klotz},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={1054-64}
}
Cities are hotspots of plant species richness, harboring more species than their rural surroundings, at least over large enough scales. However, species richness does not necessarily cover all aspects of biodiversity such as phylogenetic relationships. Ignoring these relationships, our understanding of how species assemblages develop and change in a changing environment remains incomplete. Given the high vascular plant species richness of urbanized areas in Germany, we asked whether these also… CONTINUE READING

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