There’s been a lot of debate as to whether invasive species take over on their own, or whether they need the catalyst of human-caused landscape disturbance to become dominant. Our new paper points to the latter. Although in many cases invasive species can dominate based on their own competitive abilities, it appears that in most cases the extra kick of landscape disturbance is key to dominance by invasives. The paper can be found in Global Ecology and Biogeography – here.
New Paper: human impacts appear more important than competition in invasion