Plant species on edaphic islands are better equipped to survive and regenerate after disturbance

Plant species established on edaphic islands have special properties that help them to persist in place. Research by scientists at the Institute of Botany has answered the question of what these traits are and what strategies edaphic island species use to successfully survive in these conditions. The results of the study have been published in the leading international journal Global Ecology and Biogeography and not only fill a gap in existing research, but also provide new insights into the extinction risk associated with islands.



Insularity promotes plant persistence strategies in edaphic island systems

Conti, L., Méndez-Castro, F. E., Chytrý, M., Götzenberger, L., Hájek, M., Horsák, M., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Klimešová, J., Zelený, D., & Ottaviani, G. (2022). . Global Ecology and Biogeography, 31, 753-764 (


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