Predicting Acacia invasive success in South Africa on the basis of functional traits, native climatic niche and human use

  title={Predicting Acacia invasive success in South Africa on the basis of functional traits, native climatic niche and human use},
  author={P. Castro-D{\'i}ez and T. Langendoen and L. Poorter and A. Salda{\~n}a-L{\'o}pez},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
Australian Acacia species have been widely planted worldwide for different purposes. Some of them have spread and altered the native ecosystem functions to the extent of being considered economic and ecologic threats. Understanding factors that allow these species to become invasive is an important step for mitigating or preventing the damaging effects of invasive species. We aimed to test the importance of native niche climatic width and average, plant functional traits (plant height, leaf… Expand

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