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Avian invasions : the ecology and evolution of exotic birds

Author: Tim M Blackburn; Julie L Lockwood; Phillip Cassey
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford avian biology series, v. 1.
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Biological invaders represent one of the primary threats to the maintenance of global biodiversity, human health, and the success of human economic enterprises. The continuing globalization of our society ensures that the need to understand the process of biological invasion will only increase in the future. There is also a growing recognition that the study of biological invaders provides a unique insight into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Blackburn, Tim M.
Avian invasions.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009015064
(OCoLC)318585649
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim M Blackburn; Julie L Lockwood; Phillip Cassey
ISBN: 9780191552588 0191552585 9780191552595 0191552593
OCLC Number: 539205089
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 305 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1 Introduction to the Study of Exotic Birds; 2 Transport and Introduction; 3 The Role of Contingency in Establishment Success; 4 The Role of Species Traits in Establishment Success; 5 The Role of Location in Establishment Success; 6 Geographic Range Expansion of Exotic Birds; 7 The Ecology of Exotic Birds in Novel Locations; 8 The Genetics of Exotic Bird Introductions; 9 The Evolution of Exotic Birds; 10 Lessons from Exotic Birds; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Oxford avian biology series, v. 1.
Responsibility: Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood, Phillip Cassey.
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This book uses exotic birds as a case study to understand the science of the invasion process, from the reasons why humans choose to move some species and not others, to how successful invaders  Read more...

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