Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 394–404 | Cite as

Alien Species from the Brassicaceae Burnett Family in the Saline Ecotope Communities of Southeastern Europe

  • N. A. YuritsynaEmail author
  • V. M. VasjukovEmail author


The paper provides data on the invasion of alien species belonging to the Brassicaceae Burnett family into the plant communities of saline ecotopes in Southeastern Europe, including the data on the extent of their participation in the formation of cenoses, their distribution, and ecological characteristics of the species habitats. Only three representatives of the family were described in the analyzed ecotopes, namely, Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl, Lepidium ruderale L., and Sisymbrium loeselii L. Among them, the most widely occurring species is Descurainia sophia, while the numbers and geographical distribution of the other two species are rather limited.


Brassicaceae saline ecotopes plant communities alien species Southeastern Europe 



We are grateful to S.A. Senator (Institute of the Ecology of the Volga River Basin) for consulting.


No experimentation involving living organisms was performed by the authors of the present work.


The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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  1. 1.Institute of the Ecology of the Volga River Basin, Russian Academy of SciencesTolyattiRussia

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