MIREN Trail Survey 2018 – first results

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 here.

Also check out our recent blogpost on this on lembrechtsjonas.wordpress.com.

 

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!