Urbanisation, plant traits and the composition of urban floras
Nicholas SG Williams, Amy K Hahs, Peter A Vesk
PERSPECTIVES IN PLANT ECOLOGY EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATICS | ELSEVIER GMBH, URBAN & FISCHER VERLAG | Published : 2015
Many of the ideas presented in this paper were initially discussed during an ARC-NZ Research Network for Vegetation Function workshop investigating Urbanisation and Plant Functional Traits. We thank the other participants, Richard Corlett, Steven Clemants (deceased), Richard Duncan, Michael McCarthy, Mark McDonnell, Briony Norton, Mark Schwartz and Ken Thompson for their insights. AKH would like to acknowledge the generous support of The Baker Foundation. PAV is supported by funding from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions. We thank Mark Schwartz, Jeremy Lundholm and Jill Rapson for constructive comments on an earlier version of this manuscript.