From March 2018 to May 2018, we sampled 60 vegetation plots across 4 sites in Spain; and from March 2019 to May 2019, we sampled 60 vegetation plots across 4 sites in California. Sites were weekly monitored and sampled during the two weeks following the flowering blooming peak. We selected sites that, over the last 30 years, had been moderately grazed by wild and domestic ungulates and had not been burned, ploughed, or planted. In each site, we collected plant species composition.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is NeoBiota. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.
Occurrence; California; Spain; grasslands; plants; Observation
Who created the resource:
Who can answer questions about the resource:
Who filled in the metadata:
Grasslands from California and Spain.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
|Start Date / End Date||2018-05-02 / 2019-04-24|
A major aim in invasion ecology is to understand the role of exotic species in plant communities. Whereas most studies have explored the traits of exotic species in the context of the introduced community, functional comparisons of entire assemblages of species in their native and introduced communities have rarely been analysed. Taking advantage of the unidirectional invasion of plant species of European origin (i.e. colonizers) into California, this study aims to investigate the relative importance of plant traits, environmental factors and invasion status in biological invasions.
|Title||Functional assembly of grassland plant species in native communities in Spain and recipient communities in California|
|Funding||This study has received financial support from ‘la Caixa’ INPhINIT Fellowship Grant for Doctoral studies at Spanish Research Centers of Excellence (LCF/BQ/DI17/11620012) and from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713673.|
|Study Area Description||Grasslands from the Mediterranean Biome.|
The personnel involved in the project: