No sign of saturation of plant and bird communities in the United States, 9:40 a.m.
Thomas Stohlgren, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, Colo.
Parent session: Symposium 23 - Species invasion and species saturation: reconciling patterns of change in biodiversity, 8:00-11:30 am
Ballroom B, Ballroom Level
Species invasions are fundamentally altering ecosystems around the world and changing our views on species saturation. Natural ecosystems seem increasingly to accommodate non-native species despite the abundance of native species. The authors examined county- and regional- scale information on native and non-native species richness to determine what makes some areas so susceptible to invasion.
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