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Conceptual ecology and invasion biology : reciprocal approaches to nature

Author: Marc William Cadotte; Sean M McMahon; Tadashi Fukami
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2006.
Series: Invading nature, v. 1.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc William Cadotte; Sean M McMahon; Tadashi Fukami
ISBN: 1402041578 9781402041570 1402049250 9781402049255 9781402041587 1402041586
OCLC Number: 70840968
Description: xviii, 505 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Tracking the tractable : using invasions to guide the exploration of conceptual ecology / Sean M. McMahon, Marc W. Cadotte and Tadashi Fukami --
2. Darwin to Elton : early ecology and the problem of invasive species / Marc W. Cadotte --
3. Invasion biology 1958-2005 : the pursuit of science and conservation / Mark A. Davis --
4. Invasiveness in exotic plants : immigration and naturalization in an ecological continuum / Helen T. Murphy, Jeremy VanDerWal, Lesley Lovett-Doust and Jon Lovett-Doust --
5. Density dependence in invasive plants : demography, herbivory, spread and evolution / Yvonne M. Buckley and Jessica Metcalf --
6. Stochasticity, nonlinearity and instability in biological invasions / Robert P. Freckleton, Peter M. Dowling and Nicholas K. Dulvy --
7. Local interactions and invasion dynamics : population growth in space and time / David J. Murrell --
8. A guide to calculating discrete-time invasion rates from data / Mark A. Lewis, Michael G. Neubert, Hal Caswell, James S. Clark and Katriona Shea --
9. The role of evolutionary genetics in studies of plant invasions / Kristina A. Schierenbeck and Malika L. Ainouche --
10. Contact experience, alien-native interactions, and their community consequences : a theoretical consideration on the role of adaptation in biological invasion / Michio Kondoh --
11. Use of biological invasions and their control to study the dynamics of interacting populations / Franck Courchamp and Stephane Caut --
12. Invasibility of seed predators on synchronized and intermittent seed production of host plants / Akiko Satake, Ottar N. Bjornstad and Yoh Iwasa --
13. Invasions and the regulation of plant populations by pathogens / Gregory S. Gilbert and Ingrid M. Parker --
14. Exploring the relationship between niche breadth and invasion success / Diego P. Vazquez. 15. Interactions between invasive plants and soil ecosystems : positive feedbacks and their potential to persist / Andrea S. Thorpe and Ragan M. Callaway --
16. Invasion biology as a community process : messages from microbial microcosms / Philip H. Warren, Richard Law and Anita J. Weatherby --
17. Understanding invasions in patchy habitats through metapopulation theory / Karin C. Harding, John M. McNamara and Robert D. Holt --
18. Competition and the assembly of introduced bird communities / Richard P. Duncan and David M. Forsyth --
19. Room for one more? : evidence for invasibility and saturation in ecological communities / Scott A. Smith and Jonathan B. Shurin --
20. The biogeography of naturalized species and the species-area relationship : reciprocal insights to biogeography and invasion biology / Dov F. Sax and Steven D. Gaines --
21. Linking scale dependent processes in invasions / Marc W. Cadotte, Tadashi Fukami and Sean M. McMahon.
Series Title: Invading nature, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Marc William Cadotte, Sean M. McMahon and Tadashi Fukami.
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