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14
AUG
2013

Invasions in the Tropics less successful

Tropical ecosystems host a large number of species. Introduced species may be less successful in tropical regions as biotic resistance is higher.  This recent study led by Amy Freestone is looking at predation pressure on nonnative Tunicates, comparing temperate and tropical systems.

Fouling communities are strikingly different when predators are excluded by caging.

Fouling communities are strikingly different when predators are excluded by caging.

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Read full article in Ecology

Nature