We are happy to share this map with you showing an overview of the data already collected within our MIREN Trail Survey.
We are now calling on all mountain enthusiasts from the southern hemisphere to join us and look out for plant invaders along mountain trails during the coming summer.
All details on how to join
Also check out our recent blogpost on this on
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
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?
3000 data points, 13 different countries; and summer only just started! The MIREN Trail Survey is truly gathering speed. Find
here a story fresh from the field about how it works. Interested to join? Find all information here!
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!