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dc.contributor.authorVonesh, J.
dc.contributor.authorMcCoy, M.
dc.contributor.authorAltwegg, R.
dc.contributor.authorLandi, P.
dc.contributor.authorMeasey, J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-24T11:47:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-24T11:47:24Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationVonesh, J.; McCoy, M.; Altwegg, R.; Landi, P.; Measey, J. (2017) Functional responses can’t unify invasion ecology. Biological Invasions, 19(5): 1673-1676en
dc.identifier.issn1387-3547en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2268
dc.description.abstractDick et al. (Biol Invasions, 2017) propose that the comparative functional response framework provides a unifying approach for the study of invasive species. We agree that functional responses are an important and powerful quantitative description of consumer effects on resources, and co-opting classical ecological theory to better predict invasive species impacts is a laudable move for invasion biology. However, we fear that the early successes of select examples of the comparative functional response (CFR) approach has led Dick et al. to exaggerate the generality of its utility, and about its ability to unify the field. Further, they fail to provide a convincing argument why CFR is better than existing tools such as invasion history or impact indices, even when considering emerging or potential invaders. In this response we provide details of three conceptual issues stemming from classical ecological theoretical frameworks and two practical problems that Dick et al. and other CFR proponents need to address.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.subjectFunctional responsesen
dc.subjectImpact predictionen
dc.subjectImpact indicesen
dc.subjectResource-consumeren
dc.subjectPrey-predatoren
dc.subjectInvasion hypothesesen
dc.titleFunctional responses can’t unify invasion ecologyen
dc.typeJournalArticlesen
dc.cibjournalBiological Invasionsen
dc.cibprojectNAen


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