Howeth, J.G. 2017. Native species dispersal reduces community invasibility by increasing species richness and biotic resistance. Journal of Animal Ecology
This study highlights that dispersal-diversity relationships in metacommunities can yield dispersal rate-dependent local diversity-invasibility relationships. This suggests that the degree of native community connectivity in the landscape is potentially as important to consider as other factors known to influence invasion success of non-native species, including propagule pressure, facilitation, and the abiotic environment.
Keywords: Daphnia lumholtzi; dispersal-diversity; diversity-invasibility; intraspecific variation; invasive species; metacommunity; niche complementarity; non-native species; non-native range; zooplankton