A meta‐analysis of biotic resistance to exotic plant invasions

  title={A meta‐analysis of biotic resistance to exotic plant invasions},
  author={J. M. Levine and P. Adler and S. Yelenik},
  journal={Ecology Letters},
  • J. M. Levine, P. Adler, S. Yelenik
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Ecology Letters
  • 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 processes that contribute most to it, and whether those processes are strong enough to completely repel invaders. Current perceptions of strong, competition-driven biotic resistance stem from classic ecological theory, Elton’s formulation of ecological resistance, and the general acceptance of the enemies… CONTINUE READING
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