Publication Date: 29 August, 2013
Invasive species can alter the structure and functioning of ecosystems and affect the quality of the services they provide. Effects on biodiversity are well documented, but less is known about their impacts on ecosystem functioning and how these change as their populations increase. This paper examines the effects of non-indigenous oysters on ecosystem processes. The authors conclude that predicting the effects of invasive species requires knowledge of how their influence varies with abundance and among receiving environments.
Dannielle S. Green, Carlos Rocha, Tasman P. (2013) Crowe Effects of Non-indigenous Oysters on Ecosystem Processes Vary with Abundance and Context Ecosystems Vol.16 (5): 881-893