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.
Functional responses can unify invasion ecology