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Niche lability mitigates the impact of invasion but not urbanization

October 7, 2021

Oecologia

A new paper out by the Scheffers lab has found that the native green anole lizard shifts its vertical niche by 8 meters when in the presence of the invasive brown anole. However, the native species is does not cope well with urbanization. Niche shifting appears to enable the native species to mitigate the impact of one driver of decline (invasive competition) while our data suggest it declines with the second (urbanization).

Read the popular press about the study in Orlando Sentinel

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