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Invasion biology and ecological theory : insights from a continent in transformation

Author: H H T Prins; I J Gordon
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"Many conservationists argue that invasive species form one of the most important threats to ecosystems the world over, often spreading quickly through their new environments and jeopardising the conservation of native species. As such, it is important that reliable predictions can be made regarding the effects of new species on particular habitats. This book provides a critical appraisal of ecosystem theory using  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H H T Prins; I J Gordon
ISBN: 9781107035812 1107035813
OCLC Number: 850909221
Description: xiv, 528 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Testing hypotheses about biological invasions and Charles Darwin's two-creators rumination / Herbert H.T. Prins and Iain J. Gordon --
Australia's Acacia : unrecognized convergent evolution / Joseph T. Miller and Martin Burd --
The mixed success of Mimosoideae clades invading into Australia / Kyle W. Tomlinson --
Perspectives from parrots on biological invasions / Leo Joseph --
Invasion ecology of honeyeaters / Janette A. Norman and Leslie Christidis --
The invasion of terrestrial fauna into marine habitat : birds in mangroves / David Luther --
The biological invasion of Sirenia into Australasia / Hans H. de Iongh and Daryl P. Domning --
Flying foxes and drifting continents / David A. Westcott and Adam McKeown --
Invasion ecology of Australasian marsupials / Christopher R. Dickman --
Murine rodents : late but highly successful invaders / Ken Aplin and Fred Ford --
Drift of a continent : broken connections / Carol Ann Stannard --
The development of a climate : an arid continent with wet fringes / Sandra McLaren, Malcolm W. Wallace, Stephen J. Gallagher, Barbara E. Wagstaff and Anne-Marie P. Tosolini --
Invasion of woody shrubs and trees / Kris French, Ben Gooden and Tanya Mason --
Modern tree colonisers from Australia into the rest of the world / Trevor H. Booth --
Failed introductions : finches from outside Australia / Jan Komdeur and Martijn Hammers --
The skylark / Judit K. Szabo --
Why northern hemisphere waders did not colonise the south / Ken Kraaijeveld --
Weak migratory interchange by birds between Australia and Asia / David Roshier and Leo Joseph --
Introducing a new top predator, the dingo / Christopher N. Johnson and Mike Letnic --
The European rabbit : Australia's worst mammalian invader / Steven R. McLeod and Glen Saunders --
The rise and fall of the Asian water buffalo in the monsoonal tropics of northern Australia / Patricia A. Werner --
A critique of ecological theory and a salute to natural history / Herbert H.T. Prins and Iain J. Gordon.
Responsibility: edited by Herbert H.T. Prins, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and Iain J. Gordon, James Hutton Institute, UK.
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