Fluctuating resources in plant communities: a general theory of invasibility

@article{Davis2000FluctuatingRI,
  title={Fluctuating resources in plant communities: a general theory of invasibility},
  author={Mark A Davis and John Philip Grime and Ken A. Thompson},
  journal={Journal of Ecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={88},
  pages={528-534}
}
Summary 1 The invasion of habitats by non-native plant and animal species is a global phenomenon with potentially grave consequences for ecological, economic, and social systems. Unfortunately, to date, the study of invasions has been primarily anecdotal and resistant to generalization. 2 Here, we use insights from experiments and from long-term monitoring studies of vegetation to propose a new theory in which fluctuation in resource availability is identified as the key factor controlling… Expand
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