Turning to Darwin to Solve the Mystery of Invasive Species

A new study suggests that some parts of the world are evolutionary incubators, producing superior competitors primed to thrive in other environments.

Source: www.nytimes.com

GR:  The research described in this article is a fine confirmation of familiar ideas. I was gobsmacked by the implication that it contained new ideas.  Invasions occur when species with well-developed ruderal traits are treated to human dispersal, disturbed ecosystems, few direct competitors, and no disease organisms. Perhaps the editor of Global Ecology and Biogeography needs to ask if the reviewers were qualified.

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