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Response to Comment on “Opposing Effects of Native and Exotic Herbivores on Plant Invasions”

Science  21 Jul 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5785, pp. 298b
DOI: 10.1126/science.1129065

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Abstract

Our investigation found that non-native plants were more susceptible to native generalist herbivores than were native plants. Ricciardi and Ward's finding that non-native plants without native congeners are more susceptible to native herbivores than are non-natives with coexisting native congeners supports our hypothesis that evolutionary naïveté leaves plants at greater risk of attack by newly encountered generalist herbivores.

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