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Title: Evolution of marginal populations of an invasive vine increases the likelihood of future spread

Author: Kilkenny, Francis F.; Galloway, Laura F.;

Date: 2015

Source: New Phytologist. 209: 1773-1780.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)


The prediction of invasion patterns may require an understanding of intraspecific differentiation in invasive species and its interaction with climate change. We compare Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) plants from the core (100-150 yr old) and northern margin (< 65 yr old) of their North American invaded range to determine whether evolution during invasion increases the probability of future expansion.

Keywords: adaptive evolution, climate change, common garden, contemporary evolution, invasive species, range expansion, response functions

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Kilkenny, Francis F.; Galloway, Laura F. 2015. Evolution of marginal populations of an invasive vine increases the likelihood of future spread. New Phytologist. 209: 1773-1780.


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