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Digging into the causes of plant invasion effects on native biodiversity: alien plants as temperature modifiers

With a changing climate it becomes even more important to understand how animals experience temperature on the ground. On a warm summer’s day, air temperature sensors might reach 30°C or more, yet a lizard will feel the heat differently in its own environment.

Anthropic plant extinctions differ quantitatively and qualitatively between biodiversity hot- and coldspots

In a paper recently published in Current Biology, an international team led by C·I·B research associate Jaco Le Roux and postdoctoral fellow Heidi Hirsch contrasted the patterns and dynamics of plant extinctions between biodiversity hot- and coldspots.