Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Special issue:
AGORA: Ideas and Concepts
 | Highlight paper
14 Jan 2015
AGORA: Ideas and Concepts | Highlight paper |  | 14 Jan 2015

Demography gone wild in native species: four reasons to avoid the term "native invaders"

M. Méndez, A. Escudero, J. M. Iriondo, and R. M. Viejo
Short summary
Native invaders are species that become ``invasive'' in their own native range to the point of becoming a nuisance. This demographic disregulation presents management challenges, but we question the usefulness of this term on four grounds: it adds nothing to a well-known management problem, can bias the perception of management options, neglects different causes underlying the disregulation of native and non-indigenous species, and excludes species that can become antropogenically disregulated.