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Why alien invaders succeed: support for the escape-from-enemy hypothesis.
  • L. Wolfe
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American naturalist
  • 1 December 2002
Successful biological invaders often exhibit enhanced performance following introduction to a new region. The traditional explanation for this phenomenon is that natural enemies (e.g., competitors,Expand
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Qualitative and quantitative analyses of flower scent in Silene latifolia.
The quantitative and qualitative variability in floral scent of 98 specimens of the dioecious species Silene latifolia belonging to 15 European and 19 North American populations was determined.Expand
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Increased susceptibility to enemies following introduction in the invasive plant Silene latifolia
One of the influential hypotheses invoked to explain why species become invasive following introduction is that release from natural enemies favours a shift in investment from defence to traitsExpand
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THE EVOLUTION OF AN INVASIVE PLANT: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY WITH SILENE LATIFOLIA
The damage caused by biological invasions has traditionally been thought to result from alien species taking advantage of ecological differences between the native and introduced ranges. In contrast,Expand
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THE ECOLOGY OF SEX EXPRESSION IN A GYNODIOECIOUS ISRAELI DESERT SHRUB (OCHRADENUS BACCATUS)
The main goal of this study was to evaluate sex expression at geographic and individual levels in Ochradenus baccatus, an Israeli desert shrub. Although this species was formerly thought to beExpand
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Adaptation and colonization history affect the evolution of clines in two introduced species.
Phenotypic and genetic clines have long been synonymous with adaptive evolution. However, other processes (for example, migration, range expansion, invasion) may generate clines in traits or lociExpand
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WHY DOES THE SIZE OF REPRODUCTIVE STRUCTURES DECLINE THROUGH TIME IN HYDROPHYLLUM APPENDICULATUM (HYDROPHYLLACEAE)?: DEVELOPMENTAL CONSTRAINTS VS. RESOURCE LIMITATION
A commonly observed pattem in plants is that the size of some reproductive structures declines through a single flowering season. The experimental design of this study allowed me to determine whetherExpand
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Do floral herbivores respond to variation in flower characteristics in Gelsemium sempervirens (Loganiaceae), a distylous vine?
We tested the hypothesis that traits traditionally thought to function in pollination can also influence attack by floral herbivores. Because distylous species produce two different flower types, weExpand
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The genetics and ecology of seed size variation in a biennial plant, Hydrophyllum appendiculatum (Hydrophyllaceae)
  • L. Wolfe
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • 1 March 1995
The goal of this study was to elucidate the sources of seed size variation in Hydrophyllum appendiculatum, an outcrossing, biennial plant. The genetic basis of seed size variation was examined with aExpand
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Do invasive species perform better in their new ranges?
A fundamental assumption in invasion biology is that most invasive species exhibit enhanced performance in their introduced range relative to their home ranges. This idea has given rise to numerousExpand
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