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Dynamics of Biological Invasions

By: R Hengeveld

176 pages, Tabs, figs, maps

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1989 | #4471 | ISBN: 0412314703
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NHBS Price: £149.00 $188/€177 approx

About this book

The author brings together a number of disciplines, introducing dynamic concepts into biogeography, and spatial concepts into ecology. By using mathematical models from epidemiology and human geography, it is shown that apparently static species ranges contain dynamic internal parameters.

This monograph...of interest as case studies, and is very useful to have them together in one book; each is well presented and integrated into the author's general discussion...This is a thought provoking book, useful both for its ideas and as a work of reference to all interested in population dynamics. Biologist; ..a valuable book..full of information and explains clearly how they can be used by foresters and others involved in conducting surveys of vegetation and habitat. It is arguably the most important work on the subject since Charles Elton's 1958 classic The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants. Natural History Book Reviews; ...It is arguably the most important work on the subject since Charles Elton's 1958 classic The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants Natural History Book Reviews; ...This is a thought-provoking book, useful both for its ideas and as a work of reference to all interested in population dynamics. Biologist


Contents

Part 1 Theory: perspectives of biological invasions; examples of invasions; measures of areal expansion; poopulation growth; diffusion. Part 2 Applications and interpretation: parameter estimation and ecological boundry conditions; simulating biological invasions; birds invading Europe and America; the stochastic structure of the wave front of rabies in Central Europe; interpreting biological invasions.

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