David L. Vergara-Tabares

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Mechanisms underlying biological invasion of highly disturbed ecosystems are well known, yet mechanisms responsible for biological invasion of undisturbed or weakly disturbed ecosystems are less understood. The triggering attribute (TA) approach, proposed as a mechanism that explains plant invasion success in undisturbed or weakly disturbed systems,(More)
In 2005, Gurvich et al. proposed that ‘‘once a nonindigenous species has arrived to a new ecosystem and become established, the likelihood that it spreads, and thus becomes invasive, may depend on just one or very few characteristics, called ‘triggering attributes’ (TA). We propose that a TA is a vegetative or regenerative attribute discontinuously(More)
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