The trade of goods by humans has bridged the continents, in effect restoring the old supercontinent of Pangaea. In the past century, humans have been responsible for an exponential increase in plant migrations, moving plant species around the globe for food, fuel, forage, horticulture, landscaping, and medicines. Trade within and among continents is breaking geographic barriers and providing long-range dispersal for seeds and propagules at unprecedented rates (Richardson et al., 2000; Wilson et al., 2009). Here, the authors provide a brief review of the globalization effects on common plant species and ‘‘homogenization’’ of the world’s plant communities.

Globalization Effects on Common Plant Species / Thomas J., Stohlgren; Petr, Pysek; John, Kartesz; Misako, Nishino; Anibal, Pauchard; Marten, Winter; Joan, Pino; David M., Richardson; John, Wilson; Brad R., Murray; Megan L., Phillips; Celesti, Laura; Jim, Graham. - STAMPA. - 3:(2013), pp. 700-706. [10.1016/b978-0-12-384719-5.00239-2].

Globalization Effects on Common Plant Species

CELESTI, Laura;
2013

Abstract

The trade of goods by humans has bridged the continents, in effect restoring the old supercontinent of Pangaea. In the past century, humans have been responsible for an exponential increase in plant migrations, moving plant species around the globe for food, fuel, forage, horticulture, landscaping, and medicines. Trade within and among continents is breaking geographic barriers and providing long-range dispersal for seeds and propagules at unprecedented rates (Richardson et al., 2000; Wilson et al., 2009). Here, the authors provide a brief review of the globalization effects on common plant species and ‘‘homogenization’’ of the world’s plant communities.
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