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Assessing weed risk assessments

Authorities often rely on weed risk assessments (WRAs) to determine the invasive potential when considering a non-native plant species for introduction. The parameters and limits of the models used differ between countries, and in this study, researchers used 40 species of crops and invasive species to compare the WRAs used in the United States and Australia.

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Beans are moving north

The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the main source of protein and nutrients in both Africa and Latin America. This study focused on assessing the impact of climate change and how future climatic scenarios might intensify stress in the plant’s development.

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Tracking Naturalized Plants Worldwide

Combining GBIF-mediated occurrences with data from a novel database, the Global Naturalized Alien Flora (GloNAF), this study seeks to identify and quantify the spread and distribution of naturalized plant species worldwide.

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Does globalization increase species naturalization?

This study identified all invasive plants in Australia, using GBIF-mediated occurrences to map their distributions prior to introduction ‘down under’. Using the purpose and pathway of introduction to identify patterns in naturalization, their results show that 12% of total Australian flora is naturalized.