Ecological Studies

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems

Ecological, Management, and Geographic Perspectives

Editors: Rilov, Gil, Crooks, Jeffrey A. (Eds.)

  • The first book dealing exclusively and in a comprehensive way with marine bioinvasions
  • Focuses on ecological aspects
  • Depicts the different stages of the invasion process
  • Discusses management issues
  • Presents illustrative case studies from different regions of the world
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Biological invasions are considered to be one of the greatest threats to the integrity of most ecosystems on earth. This volume explores the current state of marine bioinvasions, which have been growing at an exponential rate over recent decades. Focusing on the ecological aspects of biological invasions, it elucidates the different stages of an invasion process, starting with uptake and transport, through inoculation, establishment and finally integration into new ecosystems. Basic ecological concepts - all in the context of bioinvasions - are covered, such as propagule pressure, species interactions, phenotypic plasticity, and the importance of biodiversity. The authors approach bioinvasions as hazards to the integrity of natural communities, but also as a tool for better understanding fundamental ecological processes. Important aspects of managing marine bioinvasions are also discussed, as are many informative case studies from around the world.

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From the reviews:

"The editors have comprehensively enrolled leading researchers in the writing of reviews of the prolific recent literature on invasive species in the coastal seas. … The chapters, which are aimed at the research community, provide a plethora of surprising and interesting details of species after species, how they may have arrived, what helped invasions, and some consequences. … This readable and accessible volume … will serve as a good base of information in the field. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections." (I. Valiela, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), July, 2009)

"Gil Rilov and Jeffrey Crooks edited this book about invasive species in marine ecosystems. … Its overall quality is high. It includes a number of interesting chapters … . the book is of interest not only to marine ecologists but to all ecologists who work on invasive species. The book is well written throughout. It has … colour pictures and two indices: a subject index and a taxonomic index. … your library can get a copy of it." (Jonathan M. Jeschke, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 10, 2009)


Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Marine Bioinvasions: Conservation Hazards and Vehicles for Ecological Understanding

    Rilov, Gil (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Deep Invasion Ecology and the Assembly of Communities in Historical Time

    Carlton, James T.

    Pages 13-56

  • Natural and Climate Change Mediated Invasions

    Lonhart, Steve I.

    Pages 57-69

  • Modeling Marine Invasions: Current and Future Approaches

    Wonham, Marjorie J. (et al.)

    Pages 71-105

  • Characterizing Vectors of Marine Invasion

    Minchin, Dan (et al.)

    Pages 109-116

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09811-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems
Book Subtitle
Ecological, Management, and Geographic Perspectives
Editors
  • Gil Rilov
  • Jeffrey A. Crooks
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
204
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-79236-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-79236-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-79235-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09811-6
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 641
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