21. Invasions and ecosystems: vulnerabilities and the contribution of new technologies

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Peter M. Vitousek1,
  2. Carla M. D'antonio2 and
  3. Gregory P. Asner3

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch21

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Vitousek, P. M., D'antonio, C. M. and Asner, G. P. (2010) Invasions and ecosystems: vulnerabilities and the contribution of new technologies, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch21

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology and Program in Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

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:

  • invasions and ecosystems - vulnerabilities and contribution of new technologies;
  • Elton, recognized transformative nature of biological invasions - modern acceleration of species as ‘a great historical convulsion’;
  • invasions, transforming whole ecosystems - interesting for two major reasons;
  • every invasion, interaction between potential invader - and community it invades;
  • consequences of invasions by plants - functioning of ecosystems;
  • altering habitat structure of ecosystem - physically ‘engineering’ the substrate;
  • changing disturbance regime in ecosystem - novel disturbance, or altering frequency or intensity of existing pathway of disturbance;
  • evaluating characteristics - making ecosystems vulnerable to transformation by invasions;
  • Hawaiian ecosystems and their vulnerabilities;
  • intermediate-aged substrates and positive feedbacks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hawaiian Ecosystems and Their Vulnerabilities

  • Technologies to Detect Ecosystem - Transforming Invasions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References