{ "dc.contributor.author": "Muniz, Carolina M." , "dc.contributor.author": "García-Berthou, Emili" , "dc.contributor.author": "Ganassin, Maria Julia M." , "dc.contributor.author": "Agostinho, Angelo Antônio" , "dc.contributor.author": "Gomes, Luiz Carlos" , "dc.date.accessioned": "2021-01-08T11:01:11Z" , "dc.date.available": "2021-01-08T11:01:11Z" , "dc.date.issued": "2021-02" , "dc.identifier.issn": "1470-160X" , "dc.identifier.uri": "http://hdl.handle.net/10256/18946" , "dc.description.abstract": "Invasive alien species are one of the main components of global ecological change, the second known cause of animal extinctions, and very costly in terms of ecosystem services. Invasive alien species and damming are two of the most impacting alterations in freshwater ecosystems, and understanding the processes that govern biological invasions in these habitats is of enormous conceptual and practical importance. About 39 competing and overlapping hypotheses have been proposed in invasion biology that have been recently grouped in four (or five) concept clusters, namely the: propagule, resource availability, biotic interaction and Darwin’s clusters. We analyzed the relative importance of three of these concept clusters in Neotropical fish assemblages, using data from 29 reservoirs and variation partitioning analyses. We show that alien fish assemblages respond to variation in limnological characteristics in a way similar than native species, usually with positive effects of increased temperature, conductivity and chlorophyll-a concentration and decreasing turbidity. Overall, we found support for some hypotheses included in resource availability and Darwin’s clusters, such as increased resource availability and biotic acceptance, and no evidence of strong biotic resistance, marked effects of human disturbance, as measured by land-use changes, or propagule/colonization pressures. We discuss the potential reasons and management implications of these findings. Our study illustrates that analyzing the importance of classical hypotheses of invasion biology in tropical freshwaters and other ecosystems enhances ecological understanding and provides practical implications to prioritize management interventions and mitigate ecological impacts" , "dc.description.sponsorship": "We express our appreciation to the PRONEX-MCT/CNPq for financial support and to Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES, Brazil, process number 88882.344464/2019-01) and to Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq, Brazil, process number 165319/2017-8) for the fellowships to graduate students. AAA received scientific productivity fellowships from CNPq. We are also grateful for the funding provided by CAPES through “Programa de Doutorado-sanduíche no Exterior” (PDSE, processes number 88881.361907/2019-01 and 88881.361938/2019-01) that allowed a research stay of CMM and MMG at the University of Girona. Additional financial support was provided by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (projects RED2018‐102571‐T and PID2019-103936GB-C21) and the Government of Catalonia (ref. 2017 SGR 548)" , "dc.format.mimetype": "application/pdf" , "dc.language.iso": "eng" , "dc.publisher": "Elsevier" , "dc.relation": "MCIU/PE 2017-2020/RED2018‐102571‐T" , "dc.relation": "MCIN/PE 2017-2020/PID2019-103936GB-C21" , "dc.relation.isformatof": "Reproducció digital del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.107034" , "dc.relation.ispartof": "Ecological Indicators, 2021, vol. 121, art.núm.107034" , "dc.relation.ispartofseries": "Articles publicats (D-CCAA)" , "dc.rights": "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International" , "dc.rights.uri": "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" , "dc.subject": "Invasions biològiques" , "dc.subject": "Biological invasions" , "dc.subject": "Animals invasors" , "dc.subject": "Introduced organisms" , "dc.title": "Alien fish in Neotropical reservoirs: Assessing multiple hypotheses in invasion biology" , "dc.type": "info:eu-repo/semantics/article" , "dc.rights.accessRights": "info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess" , "dc.type.version": "info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion" , "dc.identifier.doi": "https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.107034" , "dc.contributor.funder": "Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (Espanya)" , "dc.contributor.funder": "Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Espanya)" , "dc.type.peerreviewed": "peer-reviewed" }