Predicting Plant Migration Rates in a Changing World: The Role of Long‐Distance Dispersal

@article{Higgins1999PredictingPM,
  title={Predicting Plant Migration Rates in a Changing World: The Role of Long‐Distance Dispersal},
  author={Steven I. Higgins and David M. Richardson},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1999},
  volume={153},
  pages={464 - 475}
}
Models of plant migration based on estimates of biological parameters severely underestimate the rate of spread when compared to empirical estimates of plant migration rates. This is disturbing, since an ability to predict migration and colonization rates is needed for predicting how native species will distribute themselves in response to habitat loss and climate change and how rapidly invasive species will spread. Part of the problem is the difficulty of formally including rare long‐distance… Expand
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