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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Journals
DOI 10.3897/BDJ.9.e67318
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Data descriptor: Pacific Introduced Flora (PaciFLora)
Author Wohlwend, M.R.; Craven, D.; Weigelt, P.; Seebens, H.; Winter, M.; Kreft, H.; Dawson, W.; Essl, F.; van Kleunen, M.; Pergl, J.; Pyšek, P.; Space, J.; Thomas, P.; Knight, T.
Source Titel Biodiversity Data Journal
Year 2021
Department BZF
Volume 9
Page From e67318
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Supplements https://bdj.pensoft.net/article/download/suppl/6840506/
https://bdj.pensoft.net/article/download/suppl/6871339/
https://bdj.pensoft.net/article/download/suppl/7155950/
Keywords Island Biogeography; naturalised species; Pacific Ocean; plant invasion; species database
Abstract

Background

The Pacific Region has the highest density of naturalised plant species worldwide, which makes it an important area for research on the ecology, evolution and biogeography of biological invasions. While different data sources on naturalised plant species exist for the Pacific, there is no taxonomically and spatially harmonised database available for different subsets of species and islands. A comprehensive, accessible database containing the distribution of naturalised vascular plant species in the Pacific will enable new basic and applied research for researchers and will be an important information source for practitioners working in the Region.

New information

Here, we present PacIFlora, an updated and taxonomically standardised list of naturalised species, their unified nativeness, cultivation and invasive status and their distribution across the Pacific Ocean, including harmonised location denoination. This list is based on the two largest databases on naturalised plants for the Region, specifically the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) and the Global Naturalised Alien Flora (GloNAF) databases. We provide an outlook for how this database can contribute to numerous research questions and conservation efforts.

Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=26837
Wohlwend, M.R., Craven, D., Weigelt, P., Seebens, H., Winter, M., Kreft, H., Dawson, W., Essl, F., van Kleunen, M., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Space, J., Thomas, P., Knight, T. (2021):
Data descriptor: Pacific Introduced Flora (PaciFLora)
Biodiver. Data J. 9 , e67318