Show simple item record Willis, Charles en_US 2011-06-21T17:31:28Z 2011-06-21T17:31:28Z 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Willis,Charles G.;Ruhfel,Brad R.;Primack,Richard B.;Miller-Rushing,Abraham J.;Losos,Jonathan B.;Davis,Charles C.. 2010. Favorable Climate Change Response Explains Non-Native Species' Success in Thoreau's Woods. Plos One 5(1): e8878-e8878. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 en_US
dc.description.abstract Invasive species have tremendous detrimental ecological and economic impacts. Climate change may exacerbate species invasions across communities if non-native species are better able to respond to climate changes than native species. Recent evidence indicates that species that respond to climate change by adjusting their phenology (i.e., the timing of seasonal activities, such as flowering) have historically increased in abundance. The extent to which non-native species success is similarly linked to a favorable climate change response, however, remains untested. We analyzed a dataset initiated by the conservationist Henry David Thoreau that documents the long-term phenological response of native and non-native plant species over the last 150 years from Concord, Massachusetts (USA). Our results demonstrate that non-native species, and invasive species in particular, have been far better able to respond to recent climate change by adjusting their flowering time. This demonstrates that climate change has likely played, and may continue to play, an important role in facilitating non-native species naturalization and invasion at the community level. en_US
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dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008878 en_US
dc.subject united-states en_US
dc.subject flowering times en_US
dc.subject global change en_US
dc.subject plant en_US
dc.subject phenology en_US
dc.subject tree en_US
dc.subject biology en_US
dc.subject multidisciplinary sciences en_US
dc.title Favorable Climate Change Response Explains Non-Native Species' Success in Thoreau's Woods en_US
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dc.description.version Version of Record en_US 2010-1-26 en_US
duke.description.endpage e8878 en_US
duke.description.issue 1 en_US
duke.description.startpage e8878 en_US
duke.description.volume 5 en_US
dc.relation.journal Plos One en_US

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