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Vegetation change and eco-evolutionary dynamics
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Vegetation Science, ISSN 1100-9233, E-ISSN 1654-1103, Vol. 25, no 5, 1141-1147 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Question: Eco-evolutionary dynamics is a concept encapsulating a feedback between ecology and evolution, acting on short ecological time-scales. Recent studies suggest that such dynamics have been generally over-looked. The objective of this paper is to examine how eco-evolutionary dynamics may contribute to vegetation science. Location: Global. Methods: In this paper I discuss eco-evolutionary dynamics in the context of vegetation science, with a focus on effects derived from human-mediated niche construction, manifested as new habitats, non-native species, and changing connectivity and spatial configuration of habitats. Results and Conclusions: I suggest that eco-evolutionary dynamics have the potential to influence plant community composition and assembly, and thus that eco-evolutionary dynamics should become focus of studies in vegetation science.

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2014. Vol. 25, no 5, 1141-1147 p.
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Invasive plants, Niche construction, Niche shifts, Plant community assembly, Species pools
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Biological Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107612DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12161ISI: 000340572700005OAI: diva2:750112


Available from: 2014-09-26 Created: 2014-09-22 Last updated: 2014-09-26Bibliographically approved

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