Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Editor(s): David M. Richardson

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010 10:52AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444335859

Online ISBN: 9781444329988

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988

About this Book

Invasion ecology is the study of the causes and consequences of the introduction of organisms to areas outside their native range.  Interest in this field has exploded in the past few decades.  Explaining why and how organisms are moved around the world, how and why some become established and invade, and how best to manage invasive species in the face of global change are all crucial issues that interest biogeographers, ecologists and environmental managers in all parts of the world.  This book brings together the insights of more than 50 authors to examine the origins, foundations, current dimensions and potential trajectories of invasion ecology. It revisits key tenets of the foundations of invasion ecology, including contributions of pioneering naturalists of the 19th century, including Charles Darwin and British ecologist Charles Elton, whose 1958 monograph on invasive species is widely acknowledged as having focussed scientific attention on biological invasions.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Historical Perspectives

  2. Part 2: Evolution and Current Dimensions of Invasion Ecology

  3. Part 3: New Takes on Invasion Patterns

  4. Part 4: The Nuts and Bolts of Invasion Ecology

  5. Part 5: Poster-Child Invaders, Then and Now

  6. Part 6: New Directions and Technologies, New Challenges

  7. Part 7: Conclusions

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