A global synthesis of plant extinction rates in urban areas
Amy K Hahs, Mark J McDonnell, Michael A McCarthy, Peter A Vesk, Richard T Corlett, Briony A Norton, Steven E Clemants, Richard P Duncan, Ken Thompson, Mark W Schwartz, Nicholas SG Williams
Ecology Letters | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2009
This research could not have been completed without the assistance of several people. In particular we would like to thank Richard Boon, Errol Douwes, Catherine Tait, Alexei Sal'nikov, Robert Bertin, Zdenka Chocholouskova, and Trudie Marceau, who provided very helpful additional information via email. Maria Ignatieva's assistance with English-Russian translations is greatly appreciated. Rowan Ewing, Chrissy Czembor and Laura Shirley provided assistance in undertaking GIS analysis for previous incarnations of this project, and Julia Stammers helped in compiling some of the additional information. This manuscript was improved by comments from Phil Moors, Andrew Hamer, Helen Regan, David Keith and two anonymous referees. This working group was funded by the ARC-NZ Research Network for Vegetation Function. Additional funding and support were also provided by The Baker Foundation, the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, and The School of Botany and Melbourne School of Land and Environment at The University of Melbourne. We would like to dedicate this paper to our colleague Steven Clemants, whose intellectual contributions to our working group, and botanical research in general, will be greatly missed.