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Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities

Overview of attention for article published in Ecology Letters, February 2011
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Title
Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities
Published in
Ecology Letters, February 2011
DOI 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01584.x
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Authors

Jennifer Firn, Joslin L. Moore, Andrew S. MacDougall, Elizabeth T. Borer, Eric W. Seabloom, Janneke HilleRisLambers, W. Stanley Harpole, Elsa E. Cleland, Cynthia S. Brown, Johannes M. H. Knops, Suzanne M. Prober, David A. Pyke, Kelly A. Farrell, John D. Bakker, Lydia R. O’Halloran, Peter B. Adler, Scott L. Collins, Carla M. D’Antonio, Michael J. Crawley, Elizabeth M. Wolkovich, Kimberly J. La Pierre, Brett A. Melbourne, Yann Hautier, John W. Morgan, Andrew D. B. Leakey, Adam Kay, Rebecca McCulley, Kendi F. Davies, Carly J. Stevens, Cheng-Jin Chu, Karen D. Holl, Julia A. Klein, Philip A. Fay, Nicole Hagenah, Kevin P. Kirkman, Yvonne M. Buckley

Abstract

Many ecosystems worldwide are dominated by introduced plant species, leading to loss of biodiversity and ecosystem function. A common but rarely tested assumption is that these plants are more abundant in introduced vs. native communities, because ecological or evolutionary-based shifts in populations underlie invasion success. Here, data for 26 herbaceous species at 39 sites, within eight countries, revealed that species abundances were similar at native (home) and introduced (away) sites - grass species were generally abundant home and away, while forbs were low in abundance, but more abundant at home. Sites with six or more of these species had similar community abundance hierarchies, suggesting that suites of introduced species are assembling similarly on different continents. Overall, we found that substantial changes to populations are not necessarily a pre-condition for invasion success and that increases in species abundance are unusual. Instead, abundance at home predicts abundance away, a potentially useful additional criterion for biosecurity programmes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 14 5%
Germany 3 1%
Australia 3 1%
Italy 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Other 6 2%
Unknown 246 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 91 32%
Researcher 66 23%
Student > Master 26 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 18 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 6%
Other 45 16%
Unknown 19 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 179 64%
Environmental Science 62 22%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 1%
Social Sciences 2 <1%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 28 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 May 2016.
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#818,586
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Outputs from Ecology Letters
#545
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Outputs of similar age from Ecology Letters
#4
of 35 outputs
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