15. Why Reproductive Systems Matter for the Invasion Biology of Plants

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Spencer C. H. Barrett

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch15

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Barrett, S. C. H. (2010) Why Reproductive Systems Matter for the Invasion Biology of Plants, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 7602 Matieland, South Africa

Author Information

  1. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B2, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335859

Online ISBN: 9781444329988

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Keywords:

  • reproductive systems, and why they matter - for invasion biology of plants;
  • human-assisted species introductions - invasion of newly occupied territory, fascinated naturalists and biogeographers;
  • reproductive systems matter - for invasion biology of plants;
  • plant reproductive diversity;
  • reproductive systems and genetic diversity;
  • genetic variation and rapid evolution of local adaptation;
  • genetic constraints, on evolution of adaptation;
  • selection on reproductive systems - during invasion;
  • invasion through asexual reproduction;
  • future genetic studies on invasive species

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Plant Reproductive Diversity

  • Reproductive Systems and Genetic Diversity

  • Genetic Variation and Rapid Evolution of Local Adaptation

  • Genetic Constraints on the Evolution of Adaptation

  • Selection on Reproductive Systems During Invasion

  • Invasion through Asexual Reproduction

  • Future Genetic Studies on Invasive Species

  • Acknowledgements

  • References