Invasive Species: ‘Away-Field Advantage’ Weaker Than Ecologists Thought

http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/invaders-away-field-advantage-weaker-ecologists-thought

May 17, 2013 — For decades, ecologists have assumed the worst invasive species — such as brown tree snakes and kudzu — have an “away-field advantage.” They succeed because they do better in their new territories than they do at home. A new study led by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center reveals that this fundamental assumption is not nearly as common as people might think.

See the link above for the full article text. The article in Ecology is available at http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/12-1810.1

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About appalachianohioweeds

My name is Eric Boyda and I am the current coordinator of the Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership. My interests include increasing the awareness of invasive plants and helping individuals or groups plan control strategies.

Posted on May 26, 2013, in Invasive plant publications and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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