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Important knowledge about the interactive effects of extinctions and invasions

Posted by Gamen on 19 Mar 2007 at 10:18 GMT

This is the type of knowledge that is important for ecologists so we can start to unfold the big picture about the causes and consequences of altered biodiversity. As far as I know, this is the first paper that has explicitly and in great detail looked at extinctions and invasions at the same time (if I'm wrong, please enlighten me). The article got me thinking n new directions about the interactive effects of extinctions and invasions. The patterns presented are convincing and clear, and should stimulate both future expriments and synthetic work.

I sincerely hope that this article reaches a broad audience.

/Lars Gamfeldt