Functional responses can unify invasion ecology

Jaimie T.A. Dick, Mhairi Alexander, Anthony Ricciardi, Ciaran Laverty, Paul O. Downey, Meng Xu, Jonathan M. Jeschke, Wolf-Christian Saul, Matthew P. Hill, Ryan J. Wasserman, Daniel Barrios-O'Neill, Olaf L.F. Weyl, Richard H. Shaw

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Abstract

We contend that invasion ecology requires a universal, measurable trait of species and their interactions with resources that predicts key elements of invasibility and ecological impact; here, we advocate that functional responses can help achieve this across taxonomic and trophic groups, among habitats and contexts, and can hence help unify disparate research interests in invasion ecology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1667-1672
Number of pages6
JournalBiological Invasions
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2017

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