Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology

Conceptual Ecology and Invasion Biology: Reciprocal Approaches to Nature

Editors: Cadotte, Marc W., McMahon, Sean M., Fukami, Tadashi (Eds.)

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The conservation threat represented by invasive species is well-known, but the scientific opportunities are underappreciated. Invasion studies have historically been largely directed at the important job of collecting case studies. Invasion biology has matured to the point of being able to incorporating itself into the heart of ecology, and should be viewed as extensions or critical experiments of ecological theory.

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 of how ecological systems function.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Darwin to Elton: early ecology and the problem of invasive species

    Marc W. Cadotte

    Pages 15-33

  • Contact experience, alien-native interactions, and their community consequences: a theoretical consideration on the role of adaptation in biological invasion

    Michio Kondoh

    Pages 225-242

  • Invasibility of seed prdators on synchronized intermittent seed production of host plants

    Akiko Satake, Ottar N. Bjornstad, Yoh Iwasa

    Pages 271-288

  • Room for one more? Evidence for invasibility and saturation in ecological communities

    Scott A. Smith, Jonathan B. Shurin

    Pages 423-447

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conceptual Ecology and Invasion Biology: Reciprocal Approaches to Nature
Editors
  • Marc W. Cadotte
  • Sean M. McMahon
  • Tadashi Fukami
Series Title
Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4925-5
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4925-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4157-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4158-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 487
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