Socioeconomics drive urban plant diversity.

  title={Socioeconomics drive urban plant diversity.},
  author={Diane Hope and Corinna Gries and Weixing Zhu and William F. Fagan and Charles L. Redman and Nancy B Grimm and Amy L. Nelson and Chris Martin and Ann P. Kinzig},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={100 15},
Spatial variation in plant diversity has been attributed to heterogeneity in resource availability for many ecosystems. However, urbanization has resulted in entire landscapes that are now occupied by plant communities wholly created by humans, in which diversity may reflect social, economic, and cultural influences in addition to those recognized by traditional ecological theory. Here we use data from a probability-based survey to explore the variation in plant diversity across a large… CONTINUE READING
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