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Invasive plants in mountains

The aim of MIREN - the Mountain Invasion Research Network - is to understand the effects of global change on plant invasions and plant biodiversity in mountainous areas. Although the alpine zone is commonly perceived as a safe haven for native species, a future with changing climates, increasing land-use intensity and growing connectivity will likely turn that last sentence into a lie. The emerging evidence indicates that invasions in mountains will increase dramatically in the very near future, a change that will directly affect the biodiversity of these valuable ecosystems. Find MIREN at or follow on Twitter via @MIREN_mountains.