Species diversity, invasion, and alternative community states in sequentially assembled communities.

@article{Jiang2011SpeciesDI,
  title={Species diversity, invasion, and alternative community states in sequentially assembled communities.},
  author={Lin Jiang and Lauren Brady and Jiaqi Tan},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2011},
  volume={178 3},
  pages={411-8}
}
The relationship between resident species diversity and invasion is generally negative in experimental studies but takes various forms in observational studies of natural communities. We hypothesized that stochastic species colonization, which applies to natural communities but not to experimental communities generally assembled through simultaneous species introduction, may lead to nonnegative diversity-invasion relationships via incurring priority effects. To test this hypothesis, we… CONTINUE READING