Why Are Invaders Such a Problem in Restoration?
Terrestrial restoration to native communities and ecosystems is often hampered by exotic invasive species. These are species that when introduced to new habitats by humans, become much more abundant or dominant. Restoration-resistant invasion has a clear biogeographical component, for example the escape from specialist consumers by plants in their non-native range. Recent evidence suggests that escape from soil biota may also play an important role in many exotic plant invasions. Biogeographical differences in the performance of invaders suggest that mixing of species from communities with different evolutionary trajectories may increase the potential of success by exotics and the local extinction of natives.
Callaway, Ray, "Why Are Invaders Such a Problem in Restoration?" (2017). Guest Lectures. 41.