Biological Invasions

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 1679–1680 | Cite as

Rather than unifying invasion biology, Dick et al.’s approach rests on subjective foundations

  • James Vonesh
  • Mike McCoy
  • Res Altwegg
  • Pietro Landi
  • John Measey
RESPONSE

References

  1. Dick JTA, Alexander ME, Ricciardi A, Laverty C, Downey PO, Xu M, Jeschke JM, Saul W-C, Hill MP, Wasserman R, Barrios-O’Neill D, Weyl OLF, Shaw RH (2017a) Fictional responses from Vonesh et al. Biol Invasions. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1360-6 Google Scholar
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  4. Vonesh J, McCoy M, Altwegg R, Landi P, Measey J (2017) Functional responses can’t unify invasion ecology. Biol Invasions. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1356-2

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Vonesh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mike McCoy
    • 1
    • 3
  • Res Altwegg
    • 4
    • 5
  • Pietro Landi
    • 6
  • John Measey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany and Zoology, Centre for Invasion BiologyStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of BiologyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  4. 4.Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Department of Statistical SciencesUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa
  5. 5.African Climate and Development InitiativeUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa
  6. 6.Department of Mathematical SciencesStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa

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