Overview

This new edition of Invasion Ecology provides a comprehensive and updated introduction to all aspects
of biological invasion by non-native species. Highlighting important research findings associated with each stage of invasion, the book provides an overview of the invasion process from transportation patterns and causes of establishment success to ecological impacts, invader management, and post-invasion evolution. The authors have produced new chapters on predicting and ...

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Invasion Ecology

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Overview

This new edition of Invasion Ecology provides a comprehensive and updated introduction to all aspects
of biological invasion by non-native species. Highlighting important research findings associated with each stage of invasion, the book provides an overview of the invasion process from transportation patterns and causes of establishment success to ecological impacts, invader management, and post-invasion evolution. The authors have produced new chapters on predicting and preventing invasion, managing and eradicating invasive species, and invasion dynamics in a changing climate.

Modern global trade and travel have led to unprecedented movement of non-native species by humans with unforeseen, interesting, and occasionally devastating consequences. Increasing recognition 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 rapidly growing field of research and is an essential text for undergraduate and graduate students in ecology and conservation management.

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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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118570821
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents


Preface     vi
An Introduction to Invasion Ecology     1
Transport Vectors and Pathways     18
Trends in Numbers of Invaders     38
Propagules     59
Disturbance     76
Establishment Success: The Influence of Biotic Interactions     107
Modeling the Geographical Spread of Invasive Species     132
Ecological Processes and the Spread of Non-Native Species     158
Ecological Impacts of Invasive Species     184
Impact Synthesis     206
Evolution of Invaders     223
Prediction, Risk Assessment, and Management of Species Invasions     241
Literature Cited     269
Index     299
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