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BibTex format

author = {Grether, GF and Peiman, KS and Tobias, JA and Robinson, BW},
doi = {10.1016/j.tree.2017.07.004},
journal = {Trends in Ecology and Evolution},
pages = {760--772},
title = {Causes and Consequences of Behavioral Interference between Species.},
url = {},
volume = {32},
year = {2017}

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AB - Behavioral interference between species, such as territorial aggression, courtship, and mating, is widespread in animals. While aggressive and reproductive forms of interspecific interference have generally been studied separately, their many parallels and connections warrant a unified conceptual approach. Substantial evidence exists that aggressive and reproductive interference have pervasive effects on species coexistence, range limits, and evolutionary processes, including divergent and convergent forms of character displacement. Alien species invasions and climate change-induced range shifts result in novel interspecific interactions, heightening the importance of predicting the consequences of species interactions, and behavioral interference is a fundamental but neglected part of the equation. Here, we outline priorities for further theoretical and empirical research on the ecological and evolutionary consequences of behavioral interference.
AU - Grether,GF
AU - Peiman,KS
AU - Tobias,JA
AU - Robinson,BW
DO - 10.1016/j.tree.2017.07.004
EP - 772
PY - 2017///
SN - 1872-8383
SP - 760
TI - Causes and Consequences of Behavioral Interference between Species.
T2 - Trends in Ecology and Evolution
UR -
UR -
VL - 32
ER -