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Ecological and Evolutionary Insights from Plant Invasions: The Case of Carpobrotus spp. (Aizoaceae) in the Mediterranean Basin pp. 1-40 $100.00
Authors:  (Laurence Affre, Institut Méditerranéen d'Ecologie et de Paléoécologie, Université Paul Cézanne, Marseille, France)
Abstract:
Species invasions actually are on an unprecedented exponential increase; and thus have the potential to constitute a serious ecological, economic, social and political issue, particularly in the Mediterranean Basin. Two plant species originated from South Africa, Carpobrotus edulis and C. acinaciformis (Aizoaceae), are now listed as one of the twelve more severe plant invasions in the Mediterranean ecosystems. Both Carpobrotus spp. were particularly introduced in Provence (Southern France) since the early 1900‟s for ornamental purposes in botanical gardens, implying multiple events of introduction in the Mediterranean habitats. Their capacity of invasion are based on a diverse list of ingredients, known as the “profile-type” for invasive plants: (i) a lack of efficient pathogens, (ii) high genetic and clonal diversities, (iii) a vigorous clonal growth, (iv) contrasted sexual mating systems, (v) high and current frequencies of hybridizations and introgressions, and (vi) a fruit/seed dispersal by small vertebrates (i.e., endozoochory). This profile of Carpobrotus spp. implies important local spatial dynamics, the invasibility of diverse coastal habitats, high evolutionary potentialities, and results with notorious impacts for the Mediterranean ecosystems. These impacts encompass (i) very high competitive capacities resulting in a decrease of species richness and diversity up to the “extirpation” of plant functional groups and life forms, (ii) soil modifications (i.e., pH, carbon and nitrogen contents, and C/N ratio), and (iii) a decrease of pollinator visits for the co-flowering native plants. 


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