Plant traits and extinction in urban areas: a meta-analysis of 11 cities
Richard P Duncan, Steven E Clemants, Richard T Corlett, Amy K Hahs, Michael A McCarthy, Mark J McDonnell, Mark W Schwartz, Ken Thompson, Peter A Vesk, Nicholas SG Williams
Global Ecology and Biogeography | WILEY | Published : 2011
This paper is dedicated to our colleague Steven Clemants, who died during its preparation; we owe him a great deal. We thank Catherine Tait for providing the Adelaide data, Monique Hallet for helping to compile the Melbourne and Adelaide trait data, and Andrew Hipp and Myla Aronson for help with the Chicago data. This is a product of the Urbanization and Plant Functional Traits working group of the ARC-NZ Network for Vegetation Function. We acknowledge support of the Australian Research Council, The Commonwealth Environment Research Facility, and hosts of the workshops at which this work was conducted (the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, the School of Botany and the Department of Resource Management and Geography, all at the University of Melbourne). Thanks to Brad Murray, Sandra Lavorel and an anonymous referee for helpful comments.