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Gregory P. Brown, Crystal Kelehear and Richard Shine The early toad gets the worm: cane toads at an invasion front benefit from higher prey availability Journal of Animal Ecology 82

Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12048

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Here the authors show that nutritional benefits to individuals in a cane toad invasion vanguard may have conferred a selective advantage to accelerated dispersal in this system. It is important to understand processes occurring at the expanding range edge in a world where so many populations are expanding, such as invasive species, or native species driven by climate-change-induced shifts in habitat.

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