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Do invasive species show higher phenotypic plasticity than native species and, if so, is it adaptive? A meta-analysis

Davidson, Amy; Jennions, Michael; Nicotra, Adrienne

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Do invasive plant species have greater phenotypic plasticity than non-invasive species? And, if so, how does this affect their fitness relative to native, non-invasive species? What role might this play in plant invasions? To answer these long-standing questions, we conducted a meta-analysis using data from 75 invasive/non-invasive species pairs. Our analysis shows that invasive species demonstrate significantly higher phenotypic plasticity than non-invasive species. To examine the adaptive...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68560
Source: Ecology Letters
DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01596.x

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