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Beyond Competition: Incorporating Positive Interactions between Species to Predict Ecosystem Invasibility

  • Fabio Bulleri mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: fbulleri@biologia.unipi.it

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  • John F Bruno,
  • Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi
  • Published: June 24, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060162
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More observational examples please

Posted by plosbiology on 07 May 2009 at 22:25 GMT

Author: Rob Miller
Position: Software Engineer
E-mail: wolf21m@dekramerart.com
Submitted Date: July 16, 2008
Published Date: July 17, 2008
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments.

The paper provides a compelling argument for the theory which has broadened my understanding of the interaction between an invasive species and the ecosystem. While no direct experimental results were presented, the theory seems intuitive enough that it warrants consideration in invasive species analysis. I would have preferred to see more observational examples of the concept in action to illustrate that facilitation is more than a minor impact in the overall equation.

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