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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Short Communication

Year: 2015

Authors: Zimmermann, H; Loos, J; von Wehrden, H; Fischer, J

Title: Aliens in Transylvania: risk maps of invasive alien plant species in Central Romania.

Source: NeoBiota (24) 55-65.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

von Wehrden Henrik

Vetmed Research Units
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Medicine

Using the MAXENT algorithm, we developed risk maps for eight invasive plant species in southern Transylvania, Romania, a region undergoing drastic land-use changes. Our findings show that invasion risk increased with landscape heterogeneity. Roads and agricultural areas were most prone to invasion, whereas forests were least at risk.

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