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Biotic resistance to tropical ornamental invasion
(Wiley on behalf of the British Ecological Society, 2016-03)
1. We examined invasive, casual (found occasionally outside cultivation) and non-invasive (found only in cultivation) species to investigate the role of species traits and two forms of biotic resistance (plant neighbours ...
Sterility and lack of pollinator services explain reproductive failure in non-invasive ornamental plants
Aim: Mutualisms, including pollination, have been hypothesized to influence establishment and success of introduced species. However, lack of pollinators has rarely been demonstrated as a barrier to plant invasion. We ...
The intermediate disturbance hypothesis and plant invasions: Implications for species richness and management
The intermediate disturbance hypothesis (IDH) predicts a hump-shaped pattern between community diversity and disturbance, and is central to understanding patterns of species diversity. Here, we examine IDH in the context ...