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About me

I am a macroecologist and terrestrial ecologist with a focus on global change ecology, invasion biology and biodiversity research. I am particularly interested in large-scale patterns of diversity and how environmental, socio-economic and societal drivers drivers interact from a systemic point of view. See my CV here.

Current Work

Global Naturalized Alien Floras database (GloNAF)

Investigating macroecological and macroevolutionary patterns of plant invasions.
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Alien Scenarios

Developing and applying scenarios and models of biological invasions for the 21st century.
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IPBES - Invasive Species Assessment

Assessment of current status and trends of invasive alien species, their impacts, their drivers, their management, and options for policy to deal with the challenges they pose.
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Publications

2021

Pouteau R, Biurrun I, Brunel C, Chytry M, Dawson W, Essl F, Fristoe T, Haveman R, Hobohm C, Jansen F, Kreft H, Lenoir J, Lenzner B, Meyer C, Moeslund JE, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Thuiller W, Weigelt P, Svenning J-C, Wohlgemuth T & van Kleunen M (2021) Climate and socio-economic factors explain differences between observed and expected naturalization patterns of European plants around the world. Global Change Biology, 30, 1514-1531. DOI: 10.1111/geb.13316

Roura-Pascual N, Leung B, Rabitsch W, Rutting L, Vervoort J, Bacher S, Dullinger S, Erb K-H, Jeschke JM, Katsanevakis S, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold AM, Obersteiner M, Pauchard A, Peterson GD, Roy HE, Seebens H, Winter M, Burgman MA, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, Keller RP, Latombe G, McGeoch MA, Ruiz GM, Scalera R, Springborn MR, von Holle B, Essl F (2021) Alternative futures for global biological invasions. Sustainability Science. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-021-00963-6

Konic J., Essl F & Lenzner B (2021) To Care or Not to Care? Which Factors Influence the Distribution of Early-Flowering Geophytes at the Vienna Central Cemetery (Austria). Sustainability, 13, 4657.

2020

Lenzner B, Magallón S, Dawson W, Kreft H, König C, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Weigelt P, van Kleunen M, Winter M, Dullinger S & Essl F (2020) The role of diversification rates and evolutionary history as a driver of plant naturalization success. New Phytologist

Lenzner B, Latombe G, Capinha C, Bellard C, Courchamp F, Diagne C, Dullinger S, Golivets M, Irl SDH, Kühn I, Leung B, Liu C, Moser D, Roura-Pascual N, Seebens H, Weigelt P & Essl F (2020) What will the future bring for biological invasions on islands? An expert-based assessment. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Jarić I, Courchamp F, Correia RA, Crowley SL, Essl F, Fischer A, González‐Moreno P, Kalinkat G, Lambin X, Lenzner B, Meinard Y, Mill A, Musseau C, Novoa A, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Pyšková K, Robertson P, von Schmalensee M, Shackleton RT, Stefansson RA, Štajerová K, Veríssimo D, Jeschke JM (2020) The role of species charisma in biological invasions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, DOI: 10.1002/fee.2195

Cuthbert R, Bacher S, Blackburn T, Briski E, Diagne C, Dick J, Essl F, Genovesi P, Haubrock P, Latombe G, Lenzner B, Meinard Y, Pauchard A, Pyšek P, Ricciardi A, Richardson D, Russell J, Simberloff D & Courchamp F (2020) Fact and value in invasion biology: A response to Sagoff 2019. Consercation Biology

van Kleunen M, Xu X, Yang Q, Maurel N, Zhang Z, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Weigelt P, Moser D, Lenzner B & Fristoe TS (2020) Economic use of plants is key to unravelling their naturalization success. Nature Communications

Seebens H, Bacher S, Blackburn TM, Capinha C, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, van Kleunen M, Kühn I, Jeschke JM, Lenzner B, Liebhold AM, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Winter M & Essl F (2020) Projecting the continental accumulation of alien species until 2050. Global Change Biology

Flantua SGA, Borregaard M, Dullinger S, Essl F, Hooghiemstra H, Irl SDH, Kienle D, Kreft H, Lenzner B, Payne D, Rumpf SB, Spehn E, Steinbauer K, Steinbauer MJ, Weigelt P & Field R (2020) Exploring the analogy between mountains and islands to understand endemism: snapshot isolation and isolation history. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Essl F, Latombe G, Lenzner B, Pagad S, Seebens H, Smith K, Wilson JRU, Genovesi P (2020) The Convention of Biodiversity (CBD)’s Post-2020 target on invasive alien species — what should it include and how should it be monitored? NeoBiota

Essl F, Lenzner B, Bacher S, Bailey S, Capinha C, Daehler CC, Dullinger S, Genovesi P, Hui C, Hulme P, Jeschke J, Katsanevakis S, Kühn I, Leung B, Liebhold A, Liu C, MacIsaac H, Meyerson LA, Nuñez M Pauchard A, Pyšek P, Rabitsch W, Richardson DM, Roy H, Ruiz G, Russell J, Sanders N, Sax D, Scalera R & Seebens H (2020) Drivers of future alien species impacts: an expert-based assessment. Global Change Biology

Vorstenbosch T, Essl F & Lenzner B (2020) An uphill battle? The altitudinal distribution of alien plant species along rivers and roads in the Austrian Alps. NeoBiota

2019

Essl F, Dullinger S, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, Jeschke JM, Katsanevakis S, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Pauchard A, Pyšek P, Rabitsch W, Richardson DM, Seebens H, van Kleunen M, van der Puttten WH, Vilà M, Bacher S (2019) A conceptual framework for range-expanding species that track human-induced environmental change. BioScience, 69, 908-919.

Essl F, Dawson W, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pysek P, van Kleunen M, Weigelt P, Mang T, Dullinger S, Lenzner B, Moser D, Maurel M, Seebens H, Stein A, Weber E, Chatelain C, Inderjit, Genovesi P, Kartesz J, Morozova O, Nishino M, Nowak P, Pagad S, Shu W-S, Winter M (2019) Drivers of the relative richness of naturalized and invasive plant species on Earth, AoB Plants

Lenzner B, Leclèrc D, Franklin O, Seebens H, Roura-Pascual N, Obersteiner M, Dullinger S, Essl F (2019) A framework for global 21st century scenarios and models of biological invasions. BioScience, 69, 697-710.

Essl F, Lenzner B, Courchamp F, Dullinger S, Jeschke JM, Kühn I, Leung B, Moser D, Roura-Pascual N, Seebens H (2019) Introducing AlienScenarios: a project to develop scenarios and models of biological invasions for the 21st century. NeoBiota, 45, 1-17.

Lenzner B, Essl F & Seebens H (2019) The changing role of Europe in past and future alien species displacement. In: Rozzi R, May R, Chapin FS, Massardo F, Gavin M, Klaver I, Pouchard A, Nunez M, Simberloff D From Biocultural Homogenization to Biocultural Conservation. Springer.

2018

Moser D, Lenzner B, Weigelt P, Dawson W, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Winter M, Capinha C, Cassey P, Dullinger S, Economo EP, García-Diaz P, Guénard B, Hofhansl F, Mang T, Seebens H, Essl F (2018) Remoteness promotes biological invasions on islands worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 9270-9275.

Seebens H, Blacburn TM, Dyer EE, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, Jeschke JM, Pagad S, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Winter M, Ansong M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brockerhoff, EG, Brundu G, Capinha C, Causton CE, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Economo EP, Fuentes N, Guénard B, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold AM, Mosena A, Moser D, Nentwig W, Nishino M, Pearman D, Pergl J, Rabitsch W, Rojas-Sandoval J, Roques A, Rorke S, Rossinelli S, Roy HE, Scalera R, Schindler S, Stajerova K, Tokarska-Guzik B, Walker K, Ward DF, Yamanaka T, Essl F (2018) Global rise in emerging alien species from increased accessibility of new source pools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 2264-2273.

Guo W-Y, van Kleunen M, Winter M, Weigelt P, Stein A, Pierce S, Pergl J, Moser D, Maurel N, Lenzner B, Kreft H, Essl F, Dawson W, Pyšek P (2018) The role of adaptive strategies in plant naturalization. Ecology Letters, 21, 1380-1389.

2017

Mayer K, Maeuser E, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Weilgelt P, Winter M, Lenzner B, van Kleunen M (2017) Naturalization of ornamental plant species in public green spaces and private gardens. Biological Invasions, 19, 3613-3627.

Capinha C, Seebens H, Cassey P, García-Díaz P, Lenzner B, Mang T, Moser D, Pyšek P, Scalera R, Rödder D, Winter M, Dullinger S, Essl F (2017) Diversity, biogeography and the global flows of alien amphibians and reptiles. Diversity and Distributions, 23, 1313-1322.

Pyšek P, Pergl J, Essl F, Lenzner B, Dawson W, Kreft H, Weigelt P, Winter M, Kartesz J, Nishino M, Antonova LA, Baptiste MP, Barcelona JF, Cabezas FJ, Cárdenas D, Cárdenas-Toro J, CastañoN, Chacón E, Chatelain C, Dullinger S, Ebel AL, Figueiredo E, Fuentes N, Genovesi P, Groom QJ, Henderson L, Inderjit, Kupriyanov A, Masciadri S, Maurel N, Meerman J, Morozova O, Moser D, Nickrent D, Nowak PM, Pagad S, Patzelt A, Pelser PB, Poopath M, Seebens H, Shu W-S, Thomas J, Velayos M, Weber E, Wieringa JJ & van Kleunen M (2017) Naturalized and alien flora of the world: species diversity, taxonomic and phylogenetic patterns, geographic distribution and global hotspots of alien invasion. Preslia, 89, 203-274.

Dawson W, Moser D, Van Kleunen M, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pysek P, Weigelt P, Winter M, Lenzner B, Blackburn T M, Dyer EE, Cassey P, Scrivens SL, Economo EP, Guénard B, Capinha C, Seebens H, García-Díaz P, Nentwig W, García-Berthou E, Casal C, Mandrak N E, Fuller P, Meyer C & Essl F (2017) Global hotspots and correlates of alien species richness across taxonomic groups. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 1, 0186.

Seebens H, Blackburn TM, Dyer EE, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, Jeschke JM, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Mosena A, Moser D, Nishino M, Pergl J, Rabitsch W, Rojas-Sandoval J, Roques A, Rorke S, Rossinelli S, Roy HE, Scalera R, Schindler S, Štajerová K, Tokarska-Guzik B, van Kleunen M, Weigelt P, Essl F (2017): No saturation of the accumulation of alien species worldwide, Nature Communications, 8, 14435

2016

Lenzner B, Beierkuhnlein C, Weigelt P, Kreft H, Steinauer MJ (2016): The general dynamic model of island biogeography revisited on the level of major plant families Journal of Biogeography, doi: 101111/jbi12906

Triantis KAT, Rigal F, Parent CE, Cameron RAD, Lenzner B, Parmakelis A, Yeung NW, Ibáñez M, Alonso MR, de Frias Martins AM, Teixera DNF, Hayes KA, Griffiths OL, Preece RC, Cowie RH (2016): Discordance between morphological and taxonomic diversity: land snails of oceanic islands Journal of Biogeography, 43, 2050-2061

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