Nativity and seed dispersal mode influence species' responses to habitat connectivity and urban environments


Urbanization alters local environmental conditions and the ability of species to disperse between remnant habitat patches within the urban matrix. Nonetheless, despite the ongoing growth of urban areas worldwide, few studies have investigated the relative importance of dispersal and local environmental conditions for influencing species composition within urban and suburban landscapes. Here, we explore this question using spatial patterns of plant species composition.

Publication Type
Journal Article
Dean Urban, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Peter S. White
Global Ecology and Biogeography