Impact of non‐indigenous species on natives enhanced by anthropogenic alteration of selection regimes

  title={Impact of non‐indigenous species on natives enhanced by anthropogenic alteration of selection regimes},
  author={James E. Byers},
  • J. E. Byers
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Oikos
Changes in environmental conditions often reverse outcomes of competitive interactions among species. Such context dependency implies that the speed, persistence, and ubiquity of anthropogenic habitat alterations may suddenly put even previously well-adapted native species at a competitive disadvantage with non-native species. That is, anthropogenic disturbance may so drastically alter environments that a native species finds itself in an environment that in key ways is just as novel as it is… 

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