What Accounts for Introduction Success?
using a global data set of historical bird introductions, [the authors] . . . show that the pattern of avian introduction success is not consistent with the biotic resistance hypothesis [i.e., species-rich mainland and tropical locations are harder to invade]. Instead, success depends on the suitability of the abiotic environment for the exotic species at the introduction site.Citation:
Blackburn, Tim M., and Richard P. Duncan. 2001 (November 8). Determinants of establishment success in introduced birds. Nature 414: 195-197.