Running off the road

New MIREN-paper in Biological Invasions on what’s needed by non-native plants to escape the roadside and colonize the natural mountain vegetation.

Find the paper here.

Learn all about the paper in this blog post.

Roads – and the cars and humans on them – facilitate non-native plant species introduction in mountains. But what’s needed for them to escape the roadside?

How do mountain roads and non-native species affect mountain biodiversity?

We got a new paper out on the effect of mountain roads and non-native plant species on mountain biodiversity!

You can find the paper in Global Ecology and Biogeography here:

Haider, S., Kueffer, C., Bruelheide, H., Seipel, T., Alexander, J.M., Rew, L.J., Arévalo, J.R., Cavieres, L.A., McDougall, K.L., Milbau, A., Naylor, B.J., Speziale, K. & Pauchard, A. (2018) Mountain roads and non‐native species modify elevational patterns of plant diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Early View. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12727

Want a faster read? Here is a blogpost on the MRI-website about it!