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Are invasive plants more abundant in the introduced versus native range?

Posted date: September 26, 2018
Publication Year: 
2018
Authors: Pearson, Dean E.; Eren, Ozkan; Ortega, Yvette K.; Villarreal, Diego; Senturk, Muhyettin; Miguel, M. Florencia; Weinzettel, C. Miguel; Prina, Anibal; Hierro, Jose L.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Journal of Ecology. 106(2): 727-736.

Abstract

Many invasion hypotheses postulate that introducing species to novel environments allows some organisms to escape population controls within the native range to attain higher abundance in the introduced range. However, introductions may also allow inherently successful species access to new regions where they may flourish without increasing in abundance.

Citation

Pearson, Dean E.; Eren, Ozkan; Ortega, Yvette K.; Villarreal, Diego; Senturk, Muhyettin; Miguel, M. Florencia; Weinzettel, C. Miguel; Prina, Anibal; Hierro, Jose L. 2018. Are invasive plants more abundant in the introduced versus native range? Journal of Ecology. 106(2): 727-736.