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Macroecology of Plant Invasions: Global Synthesis across Habitats (SynHab)

Name: Macroecology of Plant Invasions: Global Synthesis across Habitats (SynHab)
Researchers: Pyšek Petr (researcher)
Vítková Michaela (member in research team)
Pipek Pavel (member in research team)
Pyšková Klára (member in research team)
Moodley Desika (member in research team)
Kortz Alessandra (member in research team)
Štajerová Kateřina (member in research team)
Novoa Perez Ana (member in research team)
Hejda Martin (member in research team)
Pergl Jan (member in research team)
Brůna Josef (member in research team)
Provider: GA ČR (EXPRO projekt)
Number: 19-28807X
Realization from: 2019
Realization to: 2023
Summary: Studies on determinants of regional variation in numbers of naturalized plants largely overlook one key factor, which is the type of habitat that is invaded. This is because at global scale there is, despite intensive research, still lack of rigorous data on habitat affinities of alien species, both in their native and invaded ranges. SynHab will collect such data and provide so far the most robust generalizations of patterns and macroecological determinants of invasions worldwide, by employing habitat affinities together with a wide range of interacting factors – environmental, climatic, and socioeconomic, as well as biologically relevant species traits, residence times, pathways and propagule pressure. To yield a more detailed understanding of the mechanisms that are at play at finer scale, this big picture will be supplemented by zooming in on plant invasions in different types of natural habitats in protected areas. This will inform us about filtering from regional pools of alien plants into habitats with different position along the disturbance and propagule pressure continuum.

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