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3372Re: [beemonitoring] Invasive species are...nice?

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  • Alicia Basilio
    May 20, 2014
      Hi, "The habitat" are not all equal. 
      Invasive species have been used for habitat restoration. Where nothing is growing, coverage and biomass are valuable. 
      But, to my knowledge, the dynamics of invasive species make good competitors against native species in more stable habitats. Bumbus terrestris, or Vespula germanica for example, seem to have some desfavorable impact on native bees in Patagonia.

      De: "Peter Bernhardt bernhap2@... [beemonitoring]" <beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com>
      Para: Bee United <beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com>
      Enviado: martes, 20 de mayo de 2014 10:04
      Asunto: [beemonitoring] Invasive species are...nice?

      The following link will take you to the latest stage in the ecological propaganda wars.  The argument here is that introduced species that become invasive make habitats more diverse, not less.  The author is unfamiliar to me and I must read the publication but this is an argument that goes back to one of the first books that spooky old Michael Pollan wrote.


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