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Biotic resistance: Exclusion of native rodent consumers releases populations of a weak invader


Pearson, Dean E.; Potter, Teal; Maron, John L. 2012. Biotic resistance: Exclusion of native rodent consumers releases populations of a weak invader. Journal of Ecology. 100: 1383-1390.

doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2012.02025.x

Biotic resistance is a commonly invoked hypothesis to explain why most exotic plant species naturalize at low abundance. Although numerous studies have documented negative impacts of native consumers on exotic plant performance, longer-term multi-generation studies are needed to understand how native consumer damage to exotics translates to their population-level suppression over large landscapes.

Keywords: biological invasions, biotic resistance, exotic plant, granivory, herbivory, invasion ecology, Peromyscus maniculatus, recruitment, Spermophilus columbianus, Tragopogon dubius


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Biotic resistance: Exclusion of native rodent consumers releases populations of a weak invader
Electronic Publish Date: September 26, 2013
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September 26, 2013

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