A1 Journal article – refereed
Non-native plant species benefit from disturbance: a meta-analysis

List of Authors: Miia Jauni, Sofia Gripenberg, Satu Ramula
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Oikos
Journal name in source: OIKOS
Journal acronym: OIKOS
Volume number: 124
Issue number: 2
ISSN: 0030-1299


Synthesis Empirical evidence of the effect of disturbances on plant species richness is contradictory. Here we use a meta-analysis to synthesize the published literature on how different types of disturbances influence the diversity and abundance of plant species, focusing in particular on non-native plants. Our study supports the hypothesis that disturbances generally facilitate the diversity and abundance of non-native plant species, although the strength of this facilitation depends primarily on the disturbance type.

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