MIREN is an international group of collaborators interested in plant invasions into high mountain systems at a global scale.  We are made up of ten core mountain areas and each area participates in standardized baseline screening and monitoring and in standardized comparative experiments.  

Seipel T, Kueffer C, Rew LJ, Daehler CC, Pauchard A, Naylor BJ, Alexander JM, Edwards PJ, Parks CG, Arevalo J, Cavieres LA, Dietz H, Jakobs G, McDougall K, Otto R, and Walsh N. (On-line 4/18/2011) Processes at multiple scales affect variation in non-native plant species richness and similarity in mountains around the world.  Global Ecology and Biogeography.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00664.x/abstract

Alexander JM, Kueffer C, Daehler CC, Edwards PJ, Pauchard A, Seipel T & MIREN consortium: Arevalo J, Cavieres L, Dietz H, Jakobs G, McDougall K, Naylor B, Otto R, Parks CG, Rew L, Walsh N. (on-line version December 27, 2010) Assembly of non-native floras along elevational gradients explained by directional ecological filtering. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/12/20/1013136108.abstract

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