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Spatial sorting promotes the spread of maladaptive hybridization

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, August 2015
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Title
Spatial sorting promotes the spread of maladaptive hybridization
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, August 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2015.05.008
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Authors

Winsor H. Lowe, Clint C. Muhlfeld, Fred W. Allendorf

Abstract

Invasive hybridization is causing loss of biodiversity worldwide. The spread of such introgression can occur even when hybrids have reduced Darwinian fitness, which decreases the frequency of hybrids due to low survival or reproduction through time. This paradox can be partially explained by spatial sorting, where genotypes associated with dispersal increase in frequency at the edge of expansion, fueling further expansion and allowing invasive hybrids to increase in frequency through space rather than time. Furthermore, because all progeny of a hybrid will be hybrids (i.e., will possess genes from both parental taxa), nonnative admixture in invaded populations can increase even when most hybrid progeny do not survive. Broader understanding of spatial sorting is needed to protect native biodiversity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 116 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 24%
Researcher 20 17%
Student > Bachelor 16 13%
Student > Master 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Other 19 16%
Unknown 15 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 79 66%
Environmental Science 10 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 3%
Computer Science 2 2%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 19 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 April 2016.
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#3,080,093
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