Ecosystem Consequences of Biological Invasions

@article{Ehrenfeld2010EcosystemCO,
  title={Ecosystem Consequences of Biological Invasions},
  author={Joan G. Ehrenfeld},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  year={2010},
  volume={41},
  pages={59-80}
}
  • J. Ehrenfeld
  • Published 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Exotic species affect the biogeochemical pools and fluxes of materials and energy, thereby altering the fundamental structure and function of their ecosystems. Rapidly accumulating evidence from many species of both animal and plant invaders suggests that invasive species often increase pool sizes, particularly of biomass, and promote accelerated flux rates, but many exceptions can be found. Ecosystem dynamics are altered through a variety of interacting, mutually reinforcing mechanistic… Expand
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