Biotic resistance : exclusion of native rodent consumers releases populations of a weak invader

@inproceedings{Pearson2012BioticR,
  title={Biotic resistance : exclusion of native rodent consumers releases populations of a weak invader},
  author={Dean E Pearson and Teal S Potter and John L. Maron},
  year={2012}
}
1. Biotic resistance is a commonly invoked hypothesis to explain why most exotic plant species naturalize at low abundance. Although numerous studies have documented negative impacts of native consumers on exotic plant performance, longer-term multi-generation studies are needed to understand how native consumer damage to exotics translates to their population-level suppression over large landscapes. 2. We used rodent exclosures and embedded seed-addition experiments to evaluate the effects of… CONTINUE READING