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Author Davis, Mark A., 1950-

Title Invasion biology / Mark A. Davis
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009


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 W'BOOL  577.18 Dav/Ibi  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- Pt. I. The invasion process -- 2. Dispersal -- 3. Establishment -- 4. Persistence and spread -- 5. Evolution -- 6. Understanding and predicting invasions: an Integrated Approach -- Pt. II. Impacts and management -- 7. Impacts of invasions -- 8. Management of invasive species -- Pt. III. Reflections -- 9. Framing biological invasions -- 10. Researching invasion biology -- 11. Disciplinary challenges -- 12. Conclusion
Summary "With the exception of climate change, biological invasions have probably received more attention during the past ten years than any other ecological topic. Written fifty years after the publication of Elton's pioneering monograph on the subject, Invasion Biology provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the science of biological invasions while also offering new insights and perspectives relating to the processes of introduction, establishment, and spread. The book connects science with application by describing the health, economic, and ecological impacts of invasive species as well as the variety of management strategies developed to mitigate harmful impacts. The author critically evaluates the approaches, findings, and controversies that have characterized invasion biology in recent years, and suggests a variety of future research directions
Carefully balanced to avoid distinct taxonomic, ecosystem, and geographic biases, the book addresses a wide range of invasive species (including protists, invertebrates, vertebrates, fungi, and plants), which have been studied in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments throughout the world by investigators equally diverse in their origins."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-233) and indexes
Subject Biological invasions.
Nonindigenous pests -- Control.
LC no. 2008046089
ISBN 9780199218769 paperback
9780199218752 hardcover