What is it about?
We address the impact of biological invasions on native biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. It specifically focuses on the Orinoquía region in Colombia, where invasive species studies are scarce. The article investigates how the bioclimatic niche of invasive species changes in the Orinoquía compared to their native distribution and examines the functional richness of invasive plants.
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Why is it important?
The study reveals that many invasive species show differences in their invaded bioclimatic niche compared to their native range, with some species having a high capacity to colonize new environments. The study identifies ecosystems and biomes with potential susceptibility to invasive plant species colonization. These regions should be monitored to prevent further invasion due to the potential negative impacts on native ecosystems.
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This page is a summary of: Predicting the Risk of Exotic Plant Invasions in the Orinoco Region: Importance of Distribution Models, Climatic Niche and Functional Richness, Frontiers in Environmental Science, May 2022, Frontiers,
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