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Document type
Journal articles

Document subtype
Full paper

Title
What drives Eucalyptus globulus natural establishment outside plantations? The relative importance of climate, plantation and site characteristics

Participants in the publication
Patrícia Fernandes (Author)
Cristina Máguas (Author)
Dep. Biologia Vegetal
CE3C - Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais
Otília Correia (Author)
Dep. Biologia Vegetal
CE3C - Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais
Pablo González-Moreno (Author)

Summary
Eucalyptus globulus has great economic importance in the Iberian Peninsula and is now the most widespread tree species on the Portuguese mainland. We aimed to evaluate the establishment capacity of E. globulus from plantations into natural habitats and to understand its association with the climate, plantation characteristics and host site characteristics. We surveyed 50 E. globulus plantations across Portugal looking at the natural establishment (occurrence and density) of E. globulus in habitats adjacent to plantations. Eucalypts presence was only recorded in 8% of the plots. Site characteristics (such as habitat type, vegetation cover and disturbance) were the most important variables influencing the natural recruitment of E. globulus in comparison to climate or plantation variables. Forest and grassland were the most resistant habitats to eucalyptus invasion while highly disturbed areas can be considered hubs for eucalypt density. The high importance of site characteristics reflects that most of the variability in eucalypt establishment occurs at small spatial scales. Thus, monitoring and management efforts should focus on those sites with higher establishment probability (i.e. open areas) trying to promote native vegetation and reduce disturbance levels.

Date of Publication
2017-11-11

Where published
Biological Invasions

Publication Identifiers
ISSN - 1387-3547

Publisher
Springer Nature

Volume
20
Number
5

Starting page
1129
Last page
1146

Document Identifiers
URL - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1614-y
DOI - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1614-y

Rankings
Web Of Science Q2 (2018) - 2.897 - ECOLOGY - SCIE
SCIMAGO Q1 (2018) - 1.272 - Ecology

Keywords
Non-native species Forestry plantations Portugal Habitat suitability


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APA
Patrícia Fernandes, Cristina Máguas, Otília Correia, Pablo González-Moreno, (2017). What drives Eucalyptus globulus natural establishment outside plantations? The relative importance of climate, plantation and site characteristics. Biological Invasions, 20, 1129-1146. ISSN 1387-3547. eISSN . http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1614-y

IEEE
Patrícia Fernandes, Cristina Máguas, Otília Correia, Pablo González-Moreno, "What drives Eucalyptus globulus natural establishment outside plantations? The relative importance of climate, plantation and site characteristics" in Biological Invasions, vol. 20, pp. 1129-1146, 2017. 10.1007/s10530-017-1614-y

BIBTEX
@article{37713, author = {Patrícia Fernandes and Cristina Máguas and Otília Correia and Pablo González-Moreno}, title = {What drives Eucalyptus globulus natural establishment outside plantations? The relative importance of climate, plantation and site characteristics}, journal = {Biological Invasions}, year = 2017, pages = {1129-1146}, volume = 20 }