3. The Inviolate sea? Charles Elton and Biological Invasions in the World's Oceans

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. James T. Carlton

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch3

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Carlton, J. T. (2010) The Inviolate sea? Charles Elton and Biological Invasions in the World's Oceans, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch3

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Maritime Studies Program, Williams College-Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT 06355, 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:

  • inviolate sea - Charles Elton and Biological Invasions in the World's Oceans;
  • ecology of invasions by animals and plants (EIAP);
  • Elton's goal in writing EIAP - not to attempt a summary of literature on invasions of animals and plants;
  • Elton, mentioning 33 species - examples of invasions in the sea;
  • marine biological invasions - in Elton (1958) SC;
  • greatest lacuna in Elton's treatment - his lack of reference to antiquity of marine invasions;
  • Carl Hildebrand Lindroth;
  • Elton, finished EIAP in July 1957 - missed capturing important books of the era on invasion science;
  • Charles Elton, recognized that EIAP - did not lead to a flood of work on invasions;
  • Elton's book, coincidentally ‘hit’ - the environmental bubble of the 1960s

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Setting Elton in Context

  • What Elton Covered

  • What Elton Missed

  • What Elton Could not have Foreseen

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References