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Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN) Plant Survey Protocol

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Jonas Lembrechts, Keith McDougall

The aim of MIREN is to understand the effects of global change on plant invasions and plant biodiversity in mountainous areas. We perform observational and experimental studies along elevation gradients to evaluate and quantify the processes and mechanisms that are shaping mountain plant communities. By performing our experiments in this way we can ...

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DOI: 10.1111/geb.12974
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-018-1787-z
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1608980113

Last Update: 2020

Data collection Ecosystem structure Invasive Terrestrial Point observation Plants

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The aim of MIREN is to understand the effects of global change on plant invasions and plant biodiversity in mountainous areas. We perform observational and experimental studies along elevation gradients to evaluate and quantify the processes and mechanisms that are shaping mountain plant communities. By performing our experiments in this way we can evaluate processes at local (within site), region, and global (both comparing within and between latitudinal zones) scales. The Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN) has developed a protocol that can be used by mountain scientists, land managers, botanists, teachers/students and any outdoor enthusiast alike, to track the movement of some indicator species wherever we (and they) go in the mountains.

Contact person: Jonas Lembrechts
Contact e-mail: miren.trails@gmail.com
Contact institute: University of Antwerp
URL(s): http://www.mountaininvasions.org
http://www.mountaininvasions.org/?p=497
https://the3dlab.org/2018/06/22/trail-adventures/

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