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Introduced species as evolutionary traps

Ecology Letters

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Abstract

Invasive species can alter environments in such a way that normal behavioural decision-making rules of native species are no longer adaptive. The evolutionary trap concept provides a useful framework for predicting and managing the impact of harmful invasive species. We discuss how native species can respond to changes in their selective regime via evolution or learning. We also propose novel management strategies to promote the long-term co-existence of native and introduced species in cases where the eradication of the latter is either economically or biologically unrealistic.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Introduced species as evolutionary traps
Series title:
Ecology Letters
Volume
8
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
241-246
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Ecology Letters
First page:
241
Last page:
246
Number of Pages:
6