Reference : Ecology and evolution of invasive plants: what to study next?
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Poster
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
Life sciences : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/74720
Ecology and evolution of invasive plants: what to study next?
English
Monty, Arnaud mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Biodiversité et Paysage >]
Brown, Cynthia [ > > ]
Tepolt, Carolyn [ > > ]
Tsutsui, Neil [ > > ]
Vanparijs, Valérie [ > > ]
Atkinson, Sheryl [ > > ]
Mahy, Grégory mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Biodiversité et Paysage >]
Vanderhoeven, Sonia mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Biodiversité et Paysage >]
Sep-2010
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Yes
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Neobiota - Biological Invasions in a Changing World - from Science to Management
Copenhagen
Denmark
[en] Network ; Research ; Invasion ; Concept ; wheel ; Future
[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
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/74720

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