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Biological Invasions

Series: Population and Community Biology Series Volume: 15

By: Mark Williamson

244 pages, 8 col plates, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #43281 | ISBN: 0412591901
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About this book

Some biological invasions have marked ecological and economic effects, but most fail, and most of those that do succeed have minimal effects. The first structured overview of the subject since Charles Elton's 1958 classic The Ecology of Invasion by Animals and Plants, this book analyses the causes of the successes and failures of these invasions, and the consequences of those that do actually succeed, from arrival through spread to ecological equilibrium.

'Biological Invasions is a lively, stimulating and authoritative review of a subject of concern to many conservationists.' Plant Talk '...this is a gem of a book, provocative yet scientific, that synthesizes and makes intelligible a large and complex field. One can only envy the third year undergraduates who took the course on which the book's structure is based.' Journal of Applied Ecology '...I highly recommend this delightful book to anyone interested in ecology and conservation.' Israel Journal of Plant Science 'This book is based on sound analyses, with many illustrative examples, of the causes of success and failure in invasions, and of the consequences of those that succeed.' Ethology, Ecology & Evolution 'This is an interesting and extremely valuable book for anyone interested in ecological geography, community dynamics or ecosystem assembly.' Journal of Animal Ecology


A framework for the study of invasions; the origins and success of invaders; which communities are invaded by which types of species?; spread; ecological consequences; evolutionary effects; implications and communties.

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