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dc.contributor.authorTraveset, A
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, DM
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-20T12:53:35Z
dc.date.available2007-04-20T12:53:35Z
dc.date.issued2006-04
dc.identifier.citationTraveset, A. & Richardson, D.M. 2006. Biological invasions as disruptors of plant reproductive mutualisms. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21(4), 208-216.en
dc.identifier.issn0169-5347en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/253
dc.description.abstractInvasive alien species affect the composition and functioning of invaded ecosystems in many ways, altering ecological interactions that have arisen over evolutionary timescales. Specifically, disruptions to pollination and seed-dispersal mutualistic interactions are often documented, although the profound implications of such impacts are not widely recognized. Such disruptions can occur via the introduction of alien pollinators, seed dispersers, herbivores, predators or plants, and we define here the many potential outcomes of each situation. The frequency and circumstances under which each category of mechanisms operates are also poorly known. Most evidence is from population-level studies, and the implications for global biodiversity are difficult to predict. Further insights are needed on the degree of resilience in interaction networks, but the preliminary picture suggests that invasive species frequently cause profound disruptions to plant reproductive mutualisms.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCtr Invas Biolen
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDONen
dc.subjectSHRUBen
dc.subjectINTRODUCED HONEY-BEESen
dc.subjectBIRD-POLLINATEDen
dc.subjectLINEPITHEMA-HUMILEen
dc.subjectBALEARIC-ISLANDSen
dc.subjectSEED DISPERSALen
dc.subjectAPIS-MELLIFERAen
dc.subjectCANARY-ISLANDS;en
dc.subjectARGENTINE ANTen
dc.subjectNATIVE PLANTSen
dc.subjectALIEN PLANTSen
dc.titleBiological invasions as disruptors of plant reproductive mutualismsen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.cibjournalTrends in Ecology & Evolutionen
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