Tag Archives: plant traits

Species invasions and climate change: can grasslands cope?

Lizzie Jones and I contributed a chapter about grassland invasions to Grasslands and Climate Change, the latest volume of the British Ecological Society’s Ecological Reviews series. This is a blog post that Lizzie – a former MSc student of mine at Southampton – … Continue reading

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Sunshine and visitors

Long days, warm weather, dry roads and visitors. I love summer! Esti Palma from the University of Melbourne and Dr Luis Mata from RMIT University (and, the all-important, Alan Mata) came to visit for a couple of weeks recently. They … Continue reading

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How plant traits determine where native and alien species occur along rivers

Ever wondered why there are so many plant species – and so much weed invasion – along rivers? At first glance, one might attribute this to the lush conditions of riparian ecosystems: lots of nutrients + loads of water = … Continue reading

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