invaded ecosystems, native communities, biological science
"The introduction of a species into a new area that becomes invasive can change the dynamics of an ecosystem. By exploiting new resources, invasive species can easily integrate into native communities, altering the abundance, richness, and diversity of native species. Removing invasive species is an essential management practice for restoring ecosystems, and maintaining and conserving native communities is a major conservation goal. However, we do not know if removing invaders allows for the recovery of communities of native species. For example, removing an invasive species can lead to the increase in other exotic species (“surprise effects”) that could prevent the recovery of native species in communities (Zavaleta et al. 2001)."
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Bayshtok, Gabriella; Bayshtok, Sabina; and Prior, Kristen, "Restoring invaded ecosystems: Do native communities recover from invasive species management?" (2017). Research Days Student Posters. 1.