13. Plant Invasions and Invasibility of Plant Communities

  1. Eddy van der Maarel4 and
  2. Janet Franklin5
  1. Marcel Rejmánek1,
  2. David M. Richardson2 and
  3. Petr Pyšek3

Published Online: 25 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118452592.ch13

Vegetation Ecology, Second Edition

Vegetation Ecology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rejmánek, M., Richardson, D. M. and Pyšek, P. (2013) Plant Invasions and Invasibility of Plant Communities, in Vegetation Ecology, Second Edition (eds E. van der Maarel and J. Franklin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118452592.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

  2. 5

    School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Arizona, United States

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California Davis, USA

  2. 2

    Stellenbosch University, South Africa

  3. 3

    Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444338881

Online ISBN: 9781118452592



  • invasion;
  • invasibility;
  • alien;
  • ecosystem;
  • disturbance;
  • compatibility;
  • propagule pressure;
  • residence time;
  • population fitness homeostasis;
  • individual fitness homeostasis


This chapter covers plant invasions and invasibility of plant communities, with sections on definitions and major patterns, habitat compatibility, propagule pressure and residence time, attributes of successful invaders, and the impact of invasive plants and the justification and prospects of eradication projects.