Invasional meltdown: invader-invader mutualism facilitates a secondary invasion.

@article{Green2011InvasionalMI,
  title={Invasional meltdown: invader-invader mutualism facilitates a secondary invasion.},
  author={Peter Thomas Green and D J O'dowd and Kirsti L. Abbott and Mick Jeffery and Kent Retallick and Ralph Mac Nally},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 9},
  pages={1758-68}
}
In multiply invaded ecosystems, introduced species should interact with each other as well as with native species. Invader-invader interactions may affect the success of further invaders by altering attributes of recipient communities and propagule pressure. The invasional meltdown hypothesis (IMH) posits that positive interactions among invaders initiate positive population-level feedback that intensifies impacts and promotes secondary invasions. IMH remains controversial: few studies show… CONTINUE READING