Mitigating the threat that global environmental change poses to native ecosystems requires understanding likely changes to species distributions. A model species, Tipuana tipu, was used to characterise how urban trees "jump the garden fence" becoming environmental weeds. Niche theory applied to experimentally determined ecophysiology and biogeographical insight (temperature tolerance, phosphorus requirements and distribution modelling) was used to quantify niche shifts in space and time, and with future climate projections. Insight in characterising, interpreting and managing niche shifts between native and non-native ranges of species will directly inform decisions to improve conservation management in the Anthropocene.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||21 Apr 2020|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2020|