Re: NANFA-- Homogeneous Distributions

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 21 Sep 2003 19:42:07 -0400

Thanks John, I'd forgotten about Rahel's analysis in this discussion. I'd
add the punchline that exotic species often have some kind of interference
effect on natives and lead to native population crashes, especially in
isolated habitats like desert springs. The same kind of interference also
seems to be happening in the Pacific Northwest, where exotic Atlantic salmon
can have a devastating influence on the reproduction of native salmon
because the Atlantics breed first and their young then prey on the native
larvae. The fun never stops!

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>My take on the article suggest that homogenation is the higher priority.
>Continued introductions make no sense if we want to maintain and help
>restore indiginous populations of P. Waleka, Cyprinodon, Etheostoma,
>Pecina, Noturus, Fundulus etc. It needs to stopped by legislation and

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