This week is Invasive Species Week! Organised by the NNSS and Defra, Invasive Species Week brings together a range of organisations to raise awareness of invasive non-native species and inspire people to get involved to stop the spread.
Each day there is a different theme, so keep up by following @CheckCleanDryGB or searching #InvasivesWeek.
To celebrate, we have decided to showcase some of the great invasive species research published in the BES journals with a special virtual issue. The virtual issue, edited by Manuela González-Suárez and Pablo González-Moreno, includes 5 Journal of Ecology papers;
Evolution of plant defences along an invasion chronosequence: defence is lost due to enemy release – but not forever
Michal Gruntman, Udi Segev, Gaétan Glauser and Katja Tielbörger
Do native and invasive plants differ in their interactions with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi? A meta-analysis
Rebecca A. Bunn, Philip W. Ramsey and Ylva Lekberg
The tortoise and the hare: reducing resource availability shifts competitive balance between plant species
Dean E. Pearson, Yvette K. Ortega and John L. Maron
Disentangling the four demographic dimensions of species invasiveness
Jane A. Catford, John B. Baumgartner, Peter A. Vesk, Matt White, Yvonne M. Buckley and Michael A. McCarthy
Invasive plant species are locally adapted just as frequently and at least as strongly as native plant species
Ayub M.O. Oduor, Roosa Leimu and Mark van Kleunen
View the full Virtual Issue here.
Check back to the blog later in the week and we will have posts from some of our authors about their research into invasive species.
You can also read Camilla Morrison-Bell’s (BES Senior Policy Officer) blog post about the use of invasive non-native species evidence – Improving the evidence base for tackling the threat of invasive non-native species. Follow the Policy team on twitter for further policy updates @BESPolicy.
Assistant Editor, Journal of Ecology
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