Predicting Hotspots of Plant Invasion

  • 36 pages

  • Published: 22 Jun 2011

  • Author(s): Catford, Jane, Vesk, Peter, White, Matt, White, Brendan

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Biological invasion poses a major conservation threat and is occurring at an unprecedented rate. If we are to minimise invasions, limit their success and mitigate their impact, we need a better understanding of the mechanisms that encourage—and enable prediction of invasion.

This report presents a method for characterising and predicting ecosystem invasibility at the landscape scale using spatially referenced historical data on the locations of non-native plant species.  To our knowledge, this is the first multi-species model based on occupancy and abundance data that can be used to predict habitat invasibility.