Using plant traits to predict the sensitivity of colonizations and extirpations to landscape context

  title={Using plant traits to predict the sensitivity of colonizations and extirpations to landscape context},
  author={Jenny L. McCune and Mark Vellend},
Theory suggests that species with different traits will respond differently to landscape fragmentation. Studies have shown that the presence of species in fragments of varying size, shape and connectivity is dependent on plant traits related to dispersal ability, persistence and disturbance tolerance. However, the role of traits in determining long-term plant community changes in response to changing landscape context is not well understood. We used data from resurveys of 184 plots to test the… CONTINUE READING
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