Tag Archives: Invasion

Conferencing

It took them a bit longer than anticipated because of the tough decisions they had to make (3 times as many applicants as time slots), but I finally got the good news that I am welcome to present my research at the Neobiota-conference (on “new … Continue reading

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Alliances against invasion

This post first appeared on the MRI mountain blogs.  In the discipline of mountain invasion, the enemy has many faces. Some are large and visible, marching uphill in plain sight. Others are small and sneaky, slipping invisibly and unnoticed behind your … Continue reading

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A small-scale dilemma

New paper published: Lembrechts, Milbau and Nijs (2015) AoB Plants. Disturbance is important in ecology. It disrupts the status quo, improves the diversity, adds to the possibilities. It creates opportunities and disables others. As such, it is a driver of … Continue reading

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The fascinating story of Ox-eye Daisy

Let me tell you a little story. It is an impressive story, one of the more exciting stories from the world of plant invasions I have heard so far. It sounds like a fairytale, but do not settle for a … Continue reading

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Growing wild

I think I can reveal a little bit of the results of our recent fieldwork trip to southern Chile. I think I will have to in any case, cause what we saw is too fascinating to keep silent about it here. Some of … Continue reading

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Conquest of a continent – pine invasion in South America

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentinia. The road to the airport is flanked by massive pine trees, blocking the view on the surrounding dry Patagonian steppe. They seem to flourish in this environment, although they are far from home. The new … Continue reading

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Invasive plants reaching new elevations

With humans traveling and occupying the world more intensively every day, invasions by nonnative plant species are becoming an omnipresent pattern. People transport countless plant seeds as they travel that might, or might not, establish and disrupt local ecosystems. Until … Continue reading

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