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Understanding the long-term effects of species invasions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16859805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe here the ecological and evolutionary processes that modulate the effects of invasive species over time, and argue that such processes are so widespread and important that ecologists should adopt a long-term perspective on the effects of invasive species. These processes (including evolution, shifts in species composition, accumulation of materials and interactions with abiotic variables) can increase, decrease, or qualitatively change the impacts of an invader through time. However, most studies of the effects of invasive species have been brief and lack a temporal context; 40% of recent studies did not even state the amount of time that had passed since the invasion. Ecologists need theory and empirical data to enable prediction, understanding and management of the acute and chronic effects of species invasions.
Authors:
David L Strayer; Valerie T Eviner; Jonathan M Jeschke; Michael L Pace
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review     Date:  2006-07-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in ecology & evolution     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0169-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.)     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-02-12     Revised Date:  2011-05-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805125     Medline TA:  Trends Ecol Evol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  645-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA. strayerd@ecostudies.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Biological Evolution
Ecosystem*
Time Factors

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