Internet commerce & invasive species dispersal

The spread of invasive alien plants has considerable environmental and economic consequences, and is one of the most challenging ecological problems. The spread of invasive alien plant species depends largely on long-distance dispersal, which is typically linked with human activity. The increasing domination of the internet will have impacts upon almost all components of our … More Internet commerce & invasive species dispersal

Railway lines good for pollinator communities in an agricultural landscape

  Landscape composition and spatial configuration of habitat patches are important determinants of biodiversity in fragmented semi-natural habitats spread across agricultural landscapes. However, little attention has been paid to man-made structures that can moderate spatial processes affecting pollinator communities. In a large-scale study, we explored the importance of railway embankments for the turnover of pollinator … More Railway lines good for pollinator communities in an agricultural landscape

levees as significant habitats for plant and butterflies persistence

  We explored the value of human made, lineal structures levees in plant-herbivore systems within an urban landscape. Levees are valuable habitat for plant and butterfly species. Levees support populations’ connectivity for plants. Levees management may have an essential role in maintaining biodiversity in cities Valuable habitats in various spatial configurations are essential for maintaining … More levees as significant habitats for plant and butterflies persistence

Policy, land use changes and invasions. New article published in Journal of Ecology

  Plant invasions are affected by many factors that must be favourable in order for invasions to occur. Factors can be grouped into three major categories: propagule pressure, biotic factors and abiotic characteristics; all may be moderated by human activity. In recent decades, an alien walnut (Juglans regia) has become invasive in Central Europe due … More Policy, land use changes and invasions. New article published in Journal of Ecology