Biogeomorphic Impacts of Invasive Species

  title={Biogeomorphic Impacts of Invasive Species},
  author={S. Fei and J. Phillips and M. Shouse},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • S. Fei, J. Phillips, M. Shouse
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
  • Invasive species, often recognized as ecosystem engineers, can dramatically alter geomorphic processes and landforms. Our review shows that the biogeomorphic impacts of invasive species are common, but variable in magnitude or severity, ranging from simple acceleration or deceleration of preexisting geomorphic processes to landscape metamorphosis. Primary effects of invasive flora are bioconstruction and bioprotection, whereas primary effects of invasive fauna are bioturbation, bioerosion, and… CONTINUE READING
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