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Biological Invasions

Biological Invasions

Editor-in-Chief: Daniel Simberloff

ISSN: 1387-3547 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-1464 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10530

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Daniel Simberloff
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
e-mail: tebo@utk.edu

Laura A. Meyerson
The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA

James A. Drake
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

James T. Carlton
Williams College, Mystic Seaport, CT, USA

Christina Alba, Denver Botanic Garden in Denver, Colorado, CO, USA
Warwick Allen, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Peter Alpert, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
Myla Aronson, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA 
Sarah A. Bailey, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Loretta Battaglia, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
R. Travis Belote, The Wilderness Society, Bozeman, USA
Cleo Bertelsmeier, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Thomas Bodey, University of Exeter, Devon, UK
J. Stephen Brewer, University of Mississippi, MS, USA
Christopher P. Brooks, Mississippi State University, MS, USA
Cynthia S. Brown, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Treena Burgess, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, Australia
Todd Campbell, University of Tampa, FL, USA

James T. Carlton, Mystic Seaport, CT, USA
Phillip Cassey, University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
Giulia Ceccerelli, University of Sassari, Italy
Enrique Chaneton, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Robert H. Cowie, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA
Melania E. Cristescu, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Curtis C. Daehler, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, USA
John Darling, US Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Michele S. Dechoum, Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
Jaimie Dick, Queens University, Belfast, UK
Lisa Drake, SGS S.A., Environment, Health & Safety, Key West, FL, USA
Caroline Druschke, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA
Ian Duggan, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Rodrigo A. Estévez, CAPES, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
James Fordyce, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Bella S. Galil, Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Emili Garcia-Berthou, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Margherita Gioria, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Department of Invasion Ecology, Průhonice, Czech Republic
Paul Gribben, Center for Marine BioInnovation, BEES, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Ted Grosholz, The University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Kenneth Hayes, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
Andrew Hendry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Liam Heneghan, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA
José Luis Hierro, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina
David Hoeinghaus, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA
Nick Holmes, Island Conservation, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Francis G. Howarth, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI, USA
Cang Hui, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Josephine Iacarella, Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the Maritime Region, Sidney, BC, Canada
Inderjit, University of Delhi, India
Holly Jones, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, USA
Ladd Johnson, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Eelke Jongejans, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Salit Kark, The University of Queensland, Brisbane St. Lucia, QLD, Australia
John Kean,  AG Research, Hamilton, New Zealand
Stephen R. Keller, University of Maryland, Frostburg, MD, USA
Jason Kolbe, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA
Fred Kraus, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Sara Kuebbing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Sabrina Kumschick, CIB, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
Carla Lambertini, University of Bologna, Italy
Richard Lankau, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA

Diane Larson, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, St. Paul, MN, USA
Christopher Lepczyk, Auburn, University, Alabama, USA
Christy Leppanen, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Jaco Le Roux, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phil Lester, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Brian Leung, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Andrew Liebhold, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Morgantown, WV, USA
Deah Lieurance, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Nicholas E. Mandrak, Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Burlington, Canada
Michael P. Marchetti, St. Marys College of California, Moraga, CA, USA
Allan McDevitt, University of Salford, Manchester, Salford, UK
Cory Merow, University of Connecticut, CT, USA
Janice Moore, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Pamela Nagler, USGS- Southwest Biological Science Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
Ana Novoa, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Pruhonice, Czech Republic
Martin A. Nuñez, Institute for Biological Invasions, Bariloche, Argentina
Sergej Olenin, Klaipeda University, Lithuania  
Jasmin Packer,
University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
John D. Parker, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, MD, USA
Anibal Pauchard, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Liba Pejchar, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Lora Perkins, South Dakota State University, Natural Resource Management, SD, USA
Evan Preisser, The University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
Petr Pyšek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Průhonice, Czech Republic
R. Graham Reynolds, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, NC, Asheville, USA
Kurt Reinhart, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Miles City, Montana, USA
Anthony Ricciardi, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
David M. Richardson, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Marc Rius, University of Southampton, UK
Christina Romagosa, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Núria Roura-Pascual, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Helen Roy, Centre for Hydrology and Ecology, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
James Russell, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ross Shackleton, CIB, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
Katriona Shea, Penn State University, PA, USA
Adam Smith, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO, USA
Kevin G. Smith, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, USA
Daniel Sol, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Peter Sorensen, University of Minnesota, Sorensen Lab, St. Paul, MN, USA
Ronaldo Sousa, CBMA, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Michael Springborn, Department of Environmental Science & Policy, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Jeffrey K. Stone, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Sidinei M. Thomaz, Maringá State University-Nupélia, Brazil
Joel Trexler, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Neil Tsutsui, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Tomas Vaclavik, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany
Roy Van Driesche, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
Andrew J. Veale, University of Otago, Department of Zoology, Dunedin, New Zealand
Montserrat Vilà, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Sevilla, Spain
Rose Hsiao-Hsuan (Rose) Wang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Olaf Weyl,
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Grahamstown, South Africa
Brian J. Wilsey, Iowa State University, IA, USA
Edward Witkowksi, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Jeff Wright, University of Tasmania, Australia
Fei-Hai Yu, Wetland Ecology & Clone Ecology, Taizhou University in Taizhou, China
Rafael D. Zenni, University of Lavras, Brazil
Aibin Zhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


Errki Leppäkoski, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland;
Harold Mooney, Stanford University, CA, USA 


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    Biological Invasions publishes research and synthesis papers on patterns and processes of biological invasions in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine (including brackish) ecosystems. Also of interest are scholarly papers on management and policy issues as they relate to conservation programs and the global amelioration or control of invasions. The journal will consider proposals for special issues resulting from conferences or workshops on invasions.

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