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Rapid, anthropogenic climate change has the potential to be a major threat to the biodiversity of terrestrial communities, and is one of the main factors affecting species interactions and ecosystem functioning. Previous reports have described three general mechanisms that can affect species as a...

Author(s)
Nituch, L. A.; Bowman, J.
Publisher
Ontario Forest Research Institute, Sault Ste Marie, Canada
Citation
Climate Change Research Report - Ontario Forest Research Institute, 2013, No.CCRR-36, pp 47 pp.
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Biological invasions are nowadays a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning worldwide. Exotic plant species are considered invasive when they become locally dominant displacing the native communities and altering ecosystem functioning. The rapid spread and establishment of invasive...

Author(s)
Rodríguez-Echeverría, S.
Publisher
Association of Applied Biologists, Wellesbourne, UK
Citation
Aspects of Applied Biology, 2009, No.98, pp 113-115
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The unfathomable complexity of species interactions within biological systems tempts us to impose tidy concepts in an effort to predict, or explain, how ecosystems react to perturbation through species extinction or invasion. The Equilibrium Theory of Island Biogeography (ETIB) contends that...

Author(s)
Kay, M. K.
Publisher
New Zealand Plant Protection Society, Hastings, New Zealand
Citation
New Zealand Plant Protection, 2009, 62, pp 103-108