Invasive Plants and Enemy Release: Evolution of Trait Means and Trait Correlations in Ulex europaeus

Abstract

Several hypotheses that attempt to explain invasive processes are based on the fact that plants have been introduced without their natural enemies. Among them, the EICA (Evolution of Increased Competitive Ability) hypothesis is the most influential. It states that, due to enemy release, exotic plants evolve a shift in resource allocation from defence to… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026275

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