Successful range-expanding plants experience less above-ground and below-ground enemy impact.

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Many species are currently moving to higher latitudes and altitudes. However, little is known about the factors that influence the future performance of range-expanding species in their new habitats. Here we show that range-expanding plant species from a riverine area were better defended against shoot and root enemies than were related native plant species… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature07474

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