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Biological invasions
  • J. Levine
  • Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • 22 January 2008
Where do basal bodies come from? The basal body is considered to be a self-replicating organelle. In a process that is not yet completely understood, the daughter basal body is assembled adjacent andExpand
Opposing effects of competitive exclusion on the phylogenetic structure of communities.
Though many processes are involved in determining which species coexist and assemble into communities, competition is among the best studied. One hypothesis about competition's contribution toExpand
A meta‐analysis of biotic resistance to exotic plant invasions
Biotic resistance describes the ability of resident species in a community to reduce the success of exotic invasions. Although resistance is a well-accepted phenomenon, less clear are the processesExpand
Mechanisms underlying the impacts of exotic plant invasions
Although the impacts of exotic plant invasions on community structure and ecosystem processes are well appreciated, the pathways or mechanisms that underlie these impacts are poorly understood.Expand
A niche for neutrality.
Ecologists now recognize that controversy over the relative importance of niches and neutrality cannot be resolved by analyzing species abundance patterns. Here, we use classical coexistence theoryExpand
Why intraspecific trait variation matters in community ecology.
Natural populations consist of phenotypically diverse individuals that exhibit variation in their demographic parameters and intra- and inter-specific interactions. Recent experimental work indicatesExpand
Species diversity and biological invasions: relating local process to community pattern.
In a California riparian system, the most diverse natural assemblages are the most invaded by exotic plants. A direct in situ manipulation of local diversity and a seed addition experiment showedExpand
Elton revisited: a review of evidence linking diversity and invasibility
It is commonly believed that diverse communities better resist invasion by exotic species than do simple communities. We examined the history of this notion, and evaluated theoretical and empiricalExpand
Community assembly, coexistence and the environmental filtering metaphor
Summary One of the most pervasive concepts in the study of community assembly is the metaphor of the environmental filter, which refers to abiotic factors that prevent the establishment orExpand
Rethinking Community Assembly through the Lens of Coexistence Theory
Although research on the role of competitive interactions during community assembly began decades ago, a recent revival of interest has led to new discoveries and research opportunities. UsingExpand