2009年03月14日

Plant invaders

The current episode of climate warming is resulting in range shifts of some plants and animals from lower to hugher latitudes and altitudes.

A study of the growth of fifteen plant species - six that had shoen rapid range expansion and nine related natives - now shows that exotic plant species expanding therir range into North-Western Europe will have less exposure than natives to both below-ground enemies and above-ground generalist herbivores.

One implication of this work is that some of the plants shifting their range towards higher katitudes and altitudes will be invasive with potential deleterious effects on biodiversity in temperate and notrthern latitudes.


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nature Vol.456 837-1008 Issue no.7224


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