Conceptual ecology and invasion biology [electronic resource] : reciprocal approaches to nature / edited by Marc William Cadotte, Sean M. McMahon and Tadashi Fukami
- Invading nature ; v. 1
- Cover -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction, history and terminology -- 1 Tracking the tractable: using invasions to guide the exploration of conceptual ecology -- 2 Drawin to Elton: early ecology and the prolem of invasive species -- 3 Invasion biology 1958-2005: the pursuit of science and conservation -- 4 Invasiveness in exotic plants: immigration and naturalization in an ecological continuum -- Populations at play -- 5 Density dependence in invasive plants: demography, herbivory, spread and evolution -- 6 Stochasticity, nonlinearity and instability in biological invasions -- 7 Local interactions and invasion dynamics: population growth in space and time -- 8 A guide to calculating discrete-time invasion rates from data -- 9 The role evolutionary genetics in studies of plant invasions -- Unwelcomed visitor: species interactions -- 10 Contact experience, alien-native interaction, and their community consequences: a theoretical consideration on the role of adaptation in biological invasion -- 11 Use of biological invasions and their control to study the dynamics of interacting populations -- 12 Invasibility of seed predators on synchronized and intermittent seed production of host plants -- 13 Invasions and the regulation of plant populations by pathogens -- 14 Exploring the relationship between niche breadth and invasion success -- 15 Interactions between invasive plants and soil ecosystems: positive feedbacks and their potential to persist -- 16 Invasion biology as a community process: messages from microbial microcosms -- Lareg-scale consequence and patterns of invasions -- 17 Understanding invasions in patchy habitats through matapopulation theory -- 18 Competition and the assembly of introduced bird communities -- 19 Room for one more? Evidence for invasibilty and saturation in ecological communities -- 20 The biogeography of naturalized species and the species-area relationship: reciprocal insights to biogeography and invasion biology -- Synthesis -- 21 Linking scale dependent processes in invasions -- Index -- Last Page.
- "In this edited volume, global experts in ecology and evolutionary biology explore how theories in ecology elucidate the invasion processes while also examining how specific invasions informs ecological theory. This reciprocal benefit is highlighted in a number of scales of organization; population, community and biogeographic, while employing example invaders in all major groups of organisms and from a number of regions around the globe. The chapters in this volume utilize many of the cutting edge observational, experimental, analytical and computational methods used in modern ecology. Through merging conceptual ecology and invasion biology we can obtain a better understanding of the invasion process while also developing a better understanding at how ecological systems function."--Jacket.
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9786610624836 (electronic bk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Electronic reproduction. Berlin : Springer, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Available via SpringerLink.
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