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The newly arrived individuals need to establish themselves in their new environment. CHAPTER 3 Establishment For an individual to successfully establish, defined as persisting long enough in the new environment to reproduce, it needs to accomplish four tasks. g. temperature, salinity, moisture) it can tolerate. It needs to be able to access resources necessary for its maintenance, growth (if a juvenile or a species with indeterminate growth), and reproduction. For out-crossing species, it needs to find a mate, or at least its gametes need to find the gametes of a mate.

Body size, type of parental care, and physiological tolerance to changes in water quality, as well as other factors such as trophic status, prior invasion success, and propagule pressure. They found that all variables contributed to the effectiveness of a predictive model; however, both physiological tolerance and body size were among the best predictors for establishment. In a study of non-native fish introductions in the Colorado River basin, Olden et al. (2006) found that, as a group, the non-native fish differed from the native species in a number of ways, including 30 showing less dependence on fluvial conditions to complete the life-cycle, preference for slow currents and warmer water, faster maturation, and smaller and more rapidly developing eggs.

Even when propagule pressure is important, quality as well as quantity of propagules needs to be taken into account when assessing the impact of propagule pressure on the likelihood of an invasion. For example, organisms may arrive but be physiologically in such poor condition that establishment and or reproduction is precluded (Carlton and Ruiz 2005). The dispersal process While not every species that has dispersed to a new region in the past several centuries is the result of human activity, the vast majority have been transported by humans, both intentionally and by accident (Ruiz and Carlton 2003c, Vermeij 2005, Pauchard and Shea 2006, Keller and Lodge 2007).

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