The Evolutionary Ecology of Invasive Species offers new insights into the mechanisms that may underlie evolution of these species, including hologenomic and epigenetic variation. A comprehensive overview of achievements in the field during the boom of information over the past two decades, and discussions of possible future directions for the study of evolution in invasive species are also included. Written by an international expert in invasion ecology, genetics, and evolutionary biology, The Evolutionary Ecology of Invasive Species explores methods such as strong selection and the release from native range predators.
The book draws insights from a wide spectrum of invasive microbes, plants and animals, covering many of the planet's biogeographic regions and theorizing the evolutionary consequences for native species in response to biological invasions. A valuable resource to researchers and students in evolutionary biology, invasive species biology, and global change biology, this text suggests future research directions in evolutionary biology related to climate change and invasive species management.
1. Rapid Evolution and Biological Invasions
2. The Role of Eco-Evolutionary Experiences in Species Invasiveness and Ecosystem Invasibility
3. Phenotypic Plasticity and the Emerging Science of ‘Invasion Epigenetics’
4. The Current State of Invasive Species Evolutionary Research
5. Insights into Evolution During Biological Invasions Gained from Invasion Genetics
6. Biotic Interactions and Evolutionary Change
7. Abiotic Interactions and Evolutionary Change
8. Evolutionary Response of Native to Invasive Species
9. Evolution and Invasive Species: The Future
Dr Johannes Le Roux currently serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He received his PhD from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences (Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation). Dr Le Roux’s principal research interests focus on molecular ecology and population dynamics of invasive species, evolutionary biology, biogeography of plants, and plant-microbial interactions. In addition to publishing numerous scholarly articles on invasive species, Dr Le Roux currently serves as the Associate Editor for both Conservation Genetics and Biological Invasions.