Anthropogenically induced adaptation to invade (AIAI): contemporary adaptation to human-altered habitats within the native range can promote invasions

  title={Anthropogenically induced adaptation to invade (AIAI): contemporary adaptation to human-altered habitats within the native range can promote invasions},
  author={Ruth A. Hufbauer and Benoit Facon and Virginie Ravign{\'e} and Julie Turgeon and Julien Foucaud and Carol Eunmi Lee and Olivier Rey and Arnaud Estoup},
  journal={Evolutionary Applications},
  pages={89 - 101}
Adaptive evolution is currently accepted as playing a significant role in biological invasions. Adaptations relevant to invasions are typically thought to occur either recently within the introduced range, as an evolutionary response to novel selection regimes, or within the native range, because of long‐term adaptation to the local environment. We propose that recent adaptation within the native range, in particular adaptations to human‐altered habitat, could also contribute to the evolution… 

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