Reference : Linking concepts in the ecology and evolution of invasive plants: network analysis shows...
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Phytobiology (plant sciences, forestry, mycology...)
Life sciences : Genetics & genetic processes
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/41308
Linking concepts in the ecology and evolution of invasive plants: network analysis shows what has been most studied and identifies knowledge gaps
English
Vanderhoeven, Sonia [Université de Liège - ULg > > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Brown, Cynthia [> >]
Tepolt, Carolyn [> >]
Tsutsui, Neil [> >]
Vanparys, Valérie [> >]
Atkinson, Sheryl [> >]
Mahy, Grégory mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Monty, Arnaud mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Mar-2010
Evolutionary Applications
Wiley
3
2
193-202
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1752-4571
[en] biological invasion ; Poaceae ; Web of Science database ; network ; network analysis ; knowledge gap ; concept ; invasion
[en] In recent decades, a growing number of studies have addressed connections between ecological and evolutionary concepts in biologic invasions. These connections may be crucial for understanding the processes underlying invaders' success. However, the extent to which scientists have worked on the integration of the ecology and evolution of invasive plants is poorly documented, as few attempts have been made to evaluate these efforts in invasion biology research. Such analysis can facilitate recognize well-documented relationships and identify gaps in our knowledge. In this study, we used a network-based method for visualizing the connections between major aspects of ecology and evolution in the primary research literature. Using the family Poaceae as an example, we show that ecological concepts were more studied and better interconnected than were evolutionary concepts. Several possible connections were not documented at all, representing knowledge gaps between ecology and evolution of invaders. Among knowledge gaps, the concepts of plasticity, gene flow, epigenetics and human influence were particularly under-connected. We discuss five possible research avenues to better understand the relationships between ecology and evolution in the success of Poaceae, and of alien plants in general.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
FRFC 2.4605.06
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/41308
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