17. Expanding the Propagule Pressure Concept to Understand the Impact of Biological Invasions

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Anthony Ricciardi1,
  2. Lisa A. Jones2,
  3. Åsa M. Kestrup2 and
  4. Jessica M. Ward2

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch17

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Ricciardi, A., Jones, L. A., Kestrup, Å. M. and Ward, J. M. (2010) Expanding the Propagule Pressure Concept to Understand the Impact of Biological Invasions, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch17

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada

  2. 2

    Redpath Museum and Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, 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:

  • expanding propagule pressure concept - to understand impact of biological invasions;
  • propagule pressure and impact defined;
  • Elton (1958) and others, role of dispersal of propagules in global distribution of plants and animals;
  • forms of propagule pressure - commonly studied;
  • ecological impact, measurable change to properties - of organisms, populations, communities or ecosystems;
  • interactions, between three forms of propagule pressure;
  • invader's functional ecology - relative to recipient community;
  • potential pathways, increase in propagule richness - altering impact of invader on native species;
  • synergistic or antagonistic effects of propagule richness;
  • extension of propagule pressure concept - uniting disparate research foci on establishment, population dynamics, adaptation, range expansion and impact of invaders

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Propagule Pressure and Impact Defined

  • Influence of Propagule Pressure on Mediators of Impact

  • Synergistic or Antagonistic Effects of Propagule Richness?

  • Implications for the Management of Invasions

  • Expanding the Concept of Propagule Pressure: New and Emerging Research Directions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References