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Invasion Ecology

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1418-9
312 pages
December 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of biological invasion by non-native species. Highlighting important research findings associated with each stage of invasion, Invasion Ecology provides an overview of the invasion process from transportation patterns and causes of establishment success to ecological impacts, invader management, and post-invasion evolution.

Increasing awareness of the problems associated with invasion has led to a rapid growth in research into the dynamics of non-native species and their adverse effects on native biota and human economies. This book provides a synthesis of this fast growing field of research, and is an essential text for undergraduate and graduate students in ecology and conservation management.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1. An Introduction to Invasion Ecology.

2. Transport Vectors and Pathways.

3. Trends in Numbers of Invaders.

4. Propagules.

5. Disturbance.

6. Establishment Success: The Influence of Biotic Interactions.

7. Modeling the Geographical Spread of Invasive Species.

8. Ecological Processes and the Spread of Non-Native Species.

9. Ecological Impacts of Invasive Species.

10. Impact Synthesis.

11. Evolution of Invaders.

12. Prediction, Risk Assessment, and Management of Species Invasions.

Literature Cited.

Index

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Author Information

Julie L. Lockwood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Martha F. Hoopes is Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College.

Michael P. Marchetti is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at California State University, Chico.

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The Wiley Advantage


  • A comprehensive introduction to all aspects of biological invasion by non-native species.
  • Highlights important research findings associated with each stage of invasion.
  • Provides an overview of the invasion process from transportation patterns and causes of establishment success to ecological impacts, invader management, and post-invasion evolution.
  • Provides a synthesis of recent developments in the dynamics of non-native species and their adverse effects on native biota and human economies.
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“An extensive literature cited section is provided … .Will be appreciated by motivated undergraduates and those looking for a concise integration of this fast growing field.”
Northeastern Naturalist
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