New MIREN blog for MRI by Jonas Lembrechts.
What is the state of plant invasions in the alpine zone, and how worried do we have to be about the future?
What we desperately needed was an overview, a clear idea on how bad – or good – the situation with plant invasions above the tree line really is. That overview is finally here and combines data from 36 sources for 15 mountain regions all over the globe. The results confirm our worried feelings: the alpine zone is not free of plant invasions. Not anymore. An astonishing 183 different species have been observed, all of them alien to at least one of these 15 mountain regions.
Read the full blog here!