Ecological Resistance to Biological Invasion Overwhelmed by Propagule Pressure

  title={Ecological Resistance to Biological Invasion Overwhelmed by Propagule Pressure},
  author={Betsy Von Holle and Daniel Simberloff}
Models and observational studies have sought patterns of predictability for invasion of natural areas by nonindigenous species, but with limited success. In a field experiment using forest understory plants, we jointly manipulated three hypothesized determinants of biological invasion outcome: resident diversity, physical disturbance and abiotic conditions, and propagule pressure. The foremost constraints on net habitat invasibility were the number of propagules that arrived at a site and… CONTINUE READING
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