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Seaweed Invasions and Novel Chemical Defences

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Title: Seaweed Invasions and Novel Chemical Defences
Authors: Enge, Swantje
Issue Date: 8-Nov-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Science
Institution: Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences ; Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap
Parts of work: Enge, S., Nylund, G.M., Harder, T., and H. Pavia. 2012. An exotic chemical weapon explains low herbivore damage in an invasive alga. Ecology,

Sagerman, J., Enge, S., Pavia, H., and S.A. Wikström. Divergent ecological strategies determine different impacts on community production by two introduced seaweeds. Unpublished manuscript.

Enge, S., Nylund, G.M., and H. Pavia. Native generalist herbivores promote invasion of a chemically-defended seaweed via refuge-mediated apparent competition. Unpublished manuscript.

Nylund, G.M., Enge, S., and H. Pavia. Costs and benefits of chemical defence in the red alga Bonnemaisonia hamifera. Unpublished manuscript.

Enge, S., Pereyra, R., and H. Pavia. Preliminary insights into the diversity and population structure of the red alga Bonnemaisonia hamifera in its introduced and native ranges. Unpublished manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2012-11-30
Disputation: Fredagen den 30 november 2012, kl. 14, Stora hörsal, Sven Lovén Centrum för Marina Vetenskaper-Tjärnö
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: biological invasions
enemy release
increased competitive ability
novel weapon
chemical defence
plant-herbivore interactions
Bonnemaisonia hamifera
Abstract: Biological invasions pose a risk to the biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems in invaded areas. The reasons why some introduced species become dominant and widespread in their new environments is still largely an unsettled question. It has commonly been predicted that introduced plants will invade when they are less affected by herbivores, since this will provide the introduced species with a competitive advantage over native plants. Furthermore, it has been suggested that introduced sp... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8587-8
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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