27. Conceptual Clarity, Scientific Rigour and ‘The Stories We Are’: Engaging with Two Challenges to the Objectivity of Invasion Biology

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Johan Hattingh

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch27

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Hattingh, J. (2010) Conceptual Clarity, Scientific Rigour and ‘The Stories We Are’: Engaging with Two Challenges to the Objectivity of Invasion Biology, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch27

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Philosophy, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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:

  • changing perspectives on managing biological invasions - insights from South Africa and Working for Water Programme;
  • management and control interventions for invasive species - effective over past 50 years;
  • national strategies, developed - Australian Pest Animal Strategy and Australian Weeds Strategy;
  • biological invasions in South Africa;
  • historic approaches - to invasive alien plant management;
  • a new approach - birth of working for water;
  • coordinated clearing programmes - in fynbos of South Africa;
  • maintaining a focus on ecosystem services;
  • influencing new national legislation;
  • biological control of invasive alien plants - by Working for Water programme, for sustainable management of invasive alien plants

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mark Sagoff's Challenge

  • Brendon Larson's Challenge

  • Discussion and Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References