Why islands are easier to invade: human influences on bullfrog invasion in the Zhoushan archipelago and neighboring mainland China

@article{Yiming2006WhyIA,
  title={Why islands are easier to invade: human influences on bullfrog invasion in the Zhoushan archipelago and neighboring mainland China},
  author={Li Yiming and Wu Zhengjun and Richard P Duncan},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={148},
  pages={129-136}
}
Islands are often considered easier to invade than mainland locations because of lower biotic resistance, but this hypothesis is difficult to test. We compared invasion success (the probability of establishing a wild reproducing population) for bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) introduced to enclosures on 26 farms on islands in the Zhoushan archipelago and 15 farms in neighboring mainland China. Bullfrogs were more likely to invade farms located on islands with lower native frog species richness… CONTINUE READING
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