Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Extended consequences of selection by exotic invaders on natives.

Abstract

This is a commentary on a research conducted by Oduor (2022; pp. 983-994) in this issue of New Phytologist, which found that high-impact invasion of Parthenium hysterophorus in Africa not only selects for the competitive ability of some natives, but the invader also selects for differences in plasticity, size, and responses to water and nutrient supply.