Evolution of dispersal and life history interact to drive accelerating spread of an invasive species.

@article{Perkins2013EvolutionOD,
  title={Evolution of dispersal and life history interact to drive accelerating spread of an invasive species.},
  author={T. Alex Perkins and Ben L Phillips and Marissa L Baskett and Alan Hastings},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={1079-87}
}
Populations on the edge of an expanding range are subject to unique evolutionary pressures acting on their life-history and dispersal traits. Empirical evidence and theory suggest that traits there can evolve rapidly enough to interact with ecological dynamics, potentially giving rise to accelerating spread. Nevertheless, which of several evolutionary mechanisms drive this interaction between evolution and spread remains an open question. We propose an integrated theoretical framework for… CONTINUE READING

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