Invasion Ecology

ISBN-10: 1444333658
ISBN-13: 9781444333657
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

List price: $106.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 466
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2

A second edition of a popular established textbook in Invasion Ecology, a subject in ecology of increasing importance. 

Preface
An Introduction to Invasion Ecology
What are invaders and why do we care about them?
A brief history of invasion ecology
The wicked terminological web we weave
The invasion process
Summary
Transport Vectors and Pathways
What's the difference between a vector and a pathway?
Does human-mediated dispersal differ from natural dispersal?
Transport vectors
Which species are transported via what vector group?
Dynamics of transport pathways
Summary
Trends in Numbers of Invaders
Invasion rates through time
Geographic patterns in numbers of invaders
Summary
Propagules
What are propagules?
Donor region and propagule pressure
Biological mechanisms
Empirical evidence
The hidden influence of propagule pressure
Summary
Disturbance
History and definition of disturbance
Disturbance facilitates invasion?
Restoration and disturbance
Agriculture and urbanization as disturbance
Biotic disturbance
Summary
Establishment Success: The Influence of Biotic Interactions
Conceptual issues
Resistance to invasion
Facilitation of establishment
Summary
Modeling the Geographical Spread of Invasive Species
What exactly is geographical spread?
Why do we want to model geographical spread?
The reaction-diffusion model
Long-distance dispersal
Directional dispersal
Stratified dispersal
Other forms of heterogeneity
Summary
Ecological Processes and the Spread of Non-native Species
Population growth
Dispersal
Biotic interactions
The role of heterogeneity
Lag times
Boom and bust
Summary
Ecological Impacts of Invasive Species
Genetic impacts
Individual impacts
Population impacts
Community impacts
Ecosystem impacts
Landscape, regional, and global impacts
Summary
Impact Synthesis
Perception and recognition of impact
Integrating perception with ecological determinants of impact
A theory of impact?
Finding common currencies
A cross-stage impact formula
Summary
Evolution of Invaders
Founding process
Losses and gains in genetic variability via transport mechanisms
Genetics and post-release success
Local adaptation and life-history evolution
Evolution of native species in response to non-natives
Summary
Predicting and Preventing Invasion
Explanation versus risk assessment
Inherent limitations to prediction
Risk analysis
Screening risky species
Screening risky transportation vectors
Summary
Eradication and Control of Invaders
Cause for optimism?
Rapid response
Lazarus effect
Long-term control
Sisyphus effect
Summary
Global Climate Change and Invasive Species
Global climate change 101
Non-native species and global climate change
Transport
Establishment
Spread
Impact
Human responses
Summary
References
Index
A colour plate section falls between pages 372 and 373

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