Vlaanderen.be

Research output

Distribution, ecology and status of a threatened species Ischnura intermedia (Insecta: Odonata), new for Europe

Research output: Contribution to journalA1: Web of Science-articleResearchpeer-review

Standard

Distribution, ecology and status of a threatened species Ischnura intermedia (Insecta: Odonata), new for Europe. / De Knijf, Geert; Sparrow, David J.; Dimitriou, Andreas C.; Kent, Roger ; Kent, Heather; Siedle, Klaus; Lewis, Jenny; Crossley, Linda.

In: International journal of odonatology, Vol. 19, No. 4, 15.12.2016, p. 257-274.

Research output: Contribution to journalA1: Web of Science-articleResearchpeer-review

Harvard

De Knijf, G, Sparrow, DJ, Dimitriou, AC, Kent, R, Kent, H, Siedle, K, Lewis, J & Crossley, L 2016, 'Distribution, ecology and status of a threatened species Ischnura intermedia (Insecta: Odonata), new for Europe', International journal of odonatology, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 257-274.

APA

De Knijf, G., Sparrow, D. J., Dimitriou, A. C., Kent, R., Kent, H., Siedle, K., ... Crossley, L. (2016). Distribution, ecology and status of a threatened species Ischnura intermedia (Insecta: Odonata), new for Europe. International journal of odonatology, 19(4), 257-274.

Author

De Knijf, Geert ; Sparrow, David J. ; Dimitriou, Andreas C. ; Kent, Roger ; Kent, Heather ; Siedle, Klaus ; Lewis, Jenny ; Crossley, Linda. / Distribution, ecology and status of a threatened species Ischnura intermedia (Insecta: Odonata), new for Europe. In: International journal of odonatology. 2016 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 257-274.

Bibtex

@article{56c5b903005943d69b10035929de7fdd,
title = "Distribution, ecology and status of a threatened species Ischnura intermedia (Insecta: Odonata), new for Europe",
abstract = "Until now, nonnative plant species were rarely found at high elevationsand latitudes. However, partly because of climate warming, biologicalinvasions are now on the rise in these extremely cold environments.These plant invasions make it timely to undertake a thoroughexperimental assessment of what has previously been holding themback. This knowledge is key to developing efficient management of theincreasing risks of cold-climate invasions. Here, we integrate humaninterventions (i.e., disturbance, nutrient addition, and propagule input)and climatic factors (i.e., temperature) into one seed-addition experimentacross two continents: the subantarctic Andes and subarcticScandinavian mountains (Scandes), to disentangle their roles in limitingor favoring plant invasions. Disturbance was found as the maindeterminant of plant invader success (i.e., establishment, growth, andflowering) along the entire cold-climate gradient, explaining 40–60{\%} ofthe total variance in our models, with no indication of any facilitativeeffect from the native vegetation. Higher nutrient levels additionallystimulated biomass production and flowering. Establishment and floweringdisplayed a hump-shaped response with increasing elevation,suggesting that competition is the main limit on invader success atlow elevations, as opposed to low-growing-season temperatures athigh elevations. Our experiment showed, however, that nonnativeplants can establish, grow, and flower well above their current elevationallimits in high-latitude mountains. We thus argue that cold-climateecosystems are likely to see rapid increases in plant invasions inthe near future as a result of a synergistic interaction between increasinghuman-mediated disturbances and climate warming.",
author = "{De Knijf}, Geert and Sparrow, {David J.} and Dimitriou, {Andreas C.} and Roger Kent and Heather Kent and Klaus Siedle and Jenny Lewis and Linda Crossley",
year = "2016",
month = "12",
day = "15",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
pages = "257--274",
journal = "International journal of odonatology",
issn = "1388-7890",
publisher = "Backhuys Publishers",
number = "4",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Distribution, ecology and status of a threatened species Ischnura intermedia (Insecta: Odonata), new for Europe

AU - De Knijf, Geert

AU - Sparrow, David J.

AU - Dimitriou, Andreas C.

AU - Kent, Roger

AU - Kent, Heather

AU - Siedle, Klaus

AU - Lewis, Jenny

AU - Crossley, Linda

PY - 2016/12/15

Y1 - 2016/12/15

N2 - Until now, nonnative plant species were rarely found at high elevationsand latitudes. However, partly because of climate warming, biologicalinvasions are now on the rise in these extremely cold environments.These plant invasions make it timely to undertake a thoroughexperimental assessment of what has previously been holding themback. This knowledge is key to developing efficient management of theincreasing risks of cold-climate invasions. Here, we integrate humaninterventions (i.e., disturbance, nutrient addition, and propagule input)and climatic factors (i.e., temperature) into one seed-addition experimentacross two continents: the subantarctic Andes and subarcticScandinavian mountains (Scandes), to disentangle their roles in limitingor favoring plant invasions. Disturbance was found as the maindeterminant of plant invader success (i.e., establishment, growth, andflowering) along the entire cold-climate gradient, explaining 40–60% ofthe total variance in our models, with no indication of any facilitativeeffect from the native vegetation. Higher nutrient levels additionallystimulated biomass production and flowering. Establishment and floweringdisplayed a hump-shaped response with increasing elevation,suggesting that competition is the main limit on invader success atlow elevations, as opposed to low-growing-season temperatures athigh elevations. Our experiment showed, however, that nonnativeplants can establish, grow, and flower well above their current elevationallimits in high-latitude mountains. We thus argue that cold-climateecosystems are likely to see rapid increases in plant invasions inthe near future as a result of a synergistic interaction between increasinghuman-mediated disturbances and climate warming.

AB - Until now, nonnative plant species were rarely found at high elevationsand latitudes. However, partly because of climate warming, biologicalinvasions are now on the rise in these extremely cold environments.These plant invasions make it timely to undertake a thoroughexperimental assessment of what has previously been holding themback. This knowledge is key to developing efficient management of theincreasing risks of cold-climate invasions. Here, we integrate humaninterventions (i.e., disturbance, nutrient addition, and propagule input)and climatic factors (i.e., temperature) into one seed-addition experimentacross two continents: the subantarctic Andes and subarcticScandinavian mountains (Scandes), to disentangle their roles in limitingor favoring plant invasions. Disturbance was found as the maindeterminant of plant invader success (i.e., establishment, growth, andflowering) along the entire cold-climate gradient, explaining 40–60% ofthe total variance in our models, with no indication of any facilitativeeffect from the native vegetation. Higher nutrient levels additionallystimulated biomass production and flowering. Establishment and floweringdisplayed a hump-shaped response with increasing elevation,suggesting that competition is the main limit on invader success atlow elevations, as opposed to low-growing-season temperatures athigh elevations. Our experiment showed, however, that nonnativeplants can establish, grow, and flower well above their current elevationallimits in high-latitude mountains. We thus argue that cold-climateecosystems are likely to see rapid increases in plant invasions inthe near future as a result of a synergistic interaction between increasinghuman-mediated disturbances and climate warming.

M3 - A1: Web of Science-article

VL - 19

SP - 257

EP - 274

JO - International journal of odonatology

JF - International journal of odonatology

SN - 1388-7890

IS - 4

ER -

Research output (related by authors)
Shopping cart
Add to cart Saved citations

Copy the text from this field...

Relations
View graph of relations