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The compositional similarity of urban forests among the world's cities is scale dependentAuthor(s): Jun Yang; Frank A. La Sorte; Petr Pysek; Pengbo Yan; David Nowak; Joe McBride
Source: Global Ecology and Biogeography. 24(12): 1413-1423.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionAim We examined species composition of urban forests from local to global scales using occurrence and abundance information to determine how compositional similarity is defined across spatial scales. We predicted that urban forests have become more homogeneous world-wide, which should result in minimal scale dependence that is more pronounced for non-native species, especially when considering abundance information.
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CitationYang, Jun; La Sorte, Frank A.; Pyšek, Petr; Yan, Pengbo; Nowak, David; McBride, Joe. 2015. The compositional similarity of urban forests among the world's cities is scale dependent. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 24(12): 1413-1423.
KeywordsAbundance, biotic homogenization, composition dissimilarity, occurrence, trees, urban areas
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