Evidence of climatic niche shift during biological invasion

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serval:BIB_9C39DEC8F248
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Evidence of climatic niche shift during biological invasion
Journal
Ecology Letters
Author(s)
Broennimann O., Treier U. A., Muller-Scharer H., Thuiller W., Peterson A. T., Guisan A.
ISSN
1461-0248 (Electronic)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Number
8
Pages
701-709
Language
english
Abstract
Niche-based models calibrated in the native range by relating species observations to climatic variables are commonly used to predict the potential spatial extent of species' invasion. This climate matching approach relies on the assumption that invasive species conserve their climatic niche in the invaded ranges. We test this assumption by analysing the climatic niche spaces of Spotted Knapweed in western North America and Europe. We show with robust cross-continental data that a shift of the observed climatic niche occurred between native and non-native ranges, providing the first empirical evidence that an invasive species can occupy climatically distinct niche spaces following its introduction into a new area. The models fail to predict the current invaded distribution, but correctly predict areas of introduction. Climate matching is thus a useful approach to identify areas at risk of introduction and establishment of newly or not-yet-introduced neophytes, but may not predict the full extent of invasions.
Keywords
biological invasion, Centaurea maculosa, climate matching, niche conservatism, niche shift, niche-based models, Spotted Knapweed
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Web of science
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24/01/2008 19:06
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20/08/2019 15:03
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