Advocates functional responses can help unify disparate research interests in invasion ecology
Authors contend that invasion ecology requires a universal, measurable trait of species and their interactions with resources that predicts key elements of invasibility and ecological impact.
Dick, J.T.A., Alexander, M.E., Ricciardi, A., Laverty, C., Downey, P.O., Xu, M., Jeschke, J.M., Saul, W.C., Hill, M.P., Wasserman, R., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Weyl, O.L.F. and Shaw, R.H. (2017) Functional responses can unify invasion ecology. Biological Invasions 19(5), 1667–1672.