Quantifying invasion resistance: the use of recruitment functions to control for propagule pressure.

@article{Miller2014QuantifyingIR,
  title={Quantifying invasion resistance: the use of recruitment functions to control for propagule pressure.},
  author={Alice Miller and Jeffrey M. Diez and Jon J. Sullivan and Steven R. Wangen and Susan K. Wiser and Ross Meffin and Richard P Duncan},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={920-9}
}
Invasive species distributions tend to be biased towards some habitats compared to others due to the combined effects of habitat-specific resistance to invasion and non-uniform propagule pressure. These two factors may also interact, with habitat resistance varying as a function of propagule supply rate. Recruitment experiments, in which the number of individuals recruiting into a population is measured under different propagule supply rates, can help us understand these interactions and… CONTINUE READING