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Trends Ecol Evol. 1993 Apr;8(4):133-7. doi: 10.1016/0169-5347(93)90025-K.

Biological invasions: Lessons for ecology.

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  • Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA.

Abstract

Anthropogenic introduction of species is homogenizing the earth's biota. Consequences of introductions are sometimes great, and are directly related to global climate change, biodiversity AND release of genetically engineered organisms. Progress in invasion studies hinges on the following research trends: realization that species' ranges are naturally dynamic; recognition that colonist species and target communities cannot be studied independently, but that species-community interactions determine invasion success; increasingly quantitative tests of how species and habitat characteristics relate to invasibility and impact; recognition from paleobiological, experimental and modeling studies that history, chance and determinism together shape community invasibility.

Copyright © 1993. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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