The ecology of species invasions

What are the drivers of plant invasions? Are invasive plants more similar or dissimilar to native plants? Can we predict plant invasions using functional trait information? To answer these questions I combine phylogenetic information, trait data, and forest inventory plots across the world’s forests.

Related publications:

Zohner C.M., Renner S.S. 2017. Innately shorter vegetation periods in North American species explain native–non-native phenological assymetries. Nature Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0307-3