Líffræðifélag Íslands - biologia.is
Líffræðiráðstefnan 2019

Erindi/veggspjald / Talk/poster V64

Non-native plant species in the changing Arctic

Höfundar / Authors: Pawel Wasowicz (1), Alexander N. Sennikov (2), Kristine B. Westergaard (3), Katie Spellman (4), Matthew Carlson (5), Lynn J. Gillespie (6), Jeffery M. Saarela (6), Steven S. Seefeldt (7), Bruce Bennett (8), Christian Bay (9), Stefanie Ickert-Bond (10), Henry Väre (2)

Starfsvettvangur / Affiliations: 1. Icelandic Institute of Natural History, Akureyri, Iceland, 2.Botanical Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, Finland,3. Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Trondheim, Norway, 4. International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks; USA, 5. Alaska Center for Conservation Science, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA, 6. Research and Collections, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada, 7. Washington State University-Mount Vernon Northwest Research and Extension Center, Mount Vernon, USA, 8. Yukon Department of Environment, Conservation Data Centre, Whitehorse, Canada, 9. Aarhus University, Institute for Bioscience, Roskilde, Denmark, 10. Herbarium (ALA), Museum of the North, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Kynnir / Presenter: Pawel Wasowicz

The phenomenon of introduction, naturalization and invasion of alien plant species sets its mark on ecosystems all around the world. The Arctic is not an exception here and non-native plant species are playing an increasingly important role in local floras across the region. The poster will summarize the results of the recent study carried out on a pan-Arctic scale and aimed to establish the list of non-native plant species present in the region, their naturalization status and pathways of introduction. Basic taxonomic and biogeographic characteristics of the non-native flora of the Arctic will be presented.