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The impact of native competitors on an alien invasive: temporal niche shifts to avoid interspecific aggression?

Abstract:

The American mink, Neovison vison, is an established, alien invasive species in the United Kingdom that originally colonized the country at a time when two native mustelids (otters, Lutra lutra, and polecats, Mustela putorius) were largely absent. Both of these species are now recovering their populations nationally. We compared the relative abundance and the behavior of mink in the 1990s and in the 2000s in an area of southern England where both otters and polecats were absent in the 1990s b...

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10.1890/08-0302.1

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Harrington, LA More by this author
Harrington, AL More by this author
Yamaguchi, N More by this author
Ferreras, P More by this author
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Journal:
Ecology
Volume:
90
Issue:
5
Pages:
1207-1216
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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ISSN:
0012-9658
URN:
uuid:3ea4e6a6-b35d-4c7c-8eb4-6dd94a4a11af
Source identifiers:
211055
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pubs:211055

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