Title

Limitation and Facilitation of one of the World's Most Invasive Fish: an Intercontinental Comparison

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Ecology

Volume

94

Issue

2

Publication Date

2013

First Page

356

Last Page

367

Abstract

Purposeful species introductions offer opportunities to inform our understanding of both invasion success and conservation hurdles. We evaluated factors determining the energetic limitations of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in both their native and introduced ranges. Our focus was on brown trout because they are nearly globally distributed, considered one of the world's worst invaders, yet imperiled in much of their native habitat. We synthesized and compared data describing temperature regime, diet, growth, and maximum body size across multiple spatial and temporal scales, from country (both exotic and native habitats) and major geographic area (MGA) to rivers and years within MGA...

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