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Avian invasions: the ecology and evolution of exotic birds

Author: Tim M Blackburn; Julie L Lockwood; Phillip Cassey
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2009
Series: Oxford avian biology series, 2009: 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim M Blackburn; Julie L Lockwood; Phillip Cassey
ISBN: 9780199232550 0199232555 9780199232543 0199232547
OCLC Number: 901783044
Description: 305 p.
Contents: Preface ; 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 ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford avian biology series, 2009: 1
Responsibility: Tim M. Blackburn; Julie L. Lockwood; Phillip Cassey.

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In this book, three leading experts combine theory with a rigorous analysis of the evidence to ask what are the causes and consequences of avian invasions. And they succeed formidably. The book is a Read more...

 
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