5. Patterns and Rate of Growth of Studies in Invasion Ecology

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Hugh J. Macisaac1,
  2. Rahel A. Tedla1 and
  3. Anthony Ricciardi2

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch5

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Macisaac, H. J., Tedla, R. A. and Ricciardi, A. (2010) Patterns and Rate of Growth of Studies in Invasion Ecology, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch5

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Redpath Museum, 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:

  • evolution and current dimensions of invasion ecology;
  • patterns and rate of growth of studies in invasion ecology;
  • human activities, spread of non-indigenous species – habitats, in which they are non-native;
  • aquatic invertebrates - accumulating studies later than fishes;
  • cumulative publication rate - fit, using exponential function for most species;
  • hypothesis that terrestrial species - more conspicuous than aquatic species;
  • publication histories, studies on most of the species investigated - increased dramatically since 1990;
  • enormous diversity of species - established in ecosystems throughout the world;
  • surge in interest in invasion biology - opportunity to explore concepts, using taxa;
  • Charles Elton's views on invasions - reflecting his experiences and interests

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Results and Discussion

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References

  • Appendix 5.1