6. Invasion Ecology and Restoration Ecology: Parallel Evolution in Two Fields of Endeavour

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Richard J. Hobbs1 and
  2. David M. Richardson2

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch6

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Hobbs, R. J. and Richardson, D. M. (2010) Invasion Ecology and Restoration Ecology: Parallel Evolution in Two Fields of Endeavour, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch6

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia

  2. 2

    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 7602 Matieland, 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:

  • invasion ecology and restoration ecology - parallel evolution in two fields of endeavour;
  • invasion ecology and restoration ecology - new disciplines with their roots in mid-20th century;
  • Elton and Leopold - twin sons of different mothers;
  • Charles Elton and Aldo Leopold - towering figures in history of invasion ecology and restoration ecology;
  • invasion ecology and restoration ecology - heavily ‘mission oriented’ focused on issues of real conservation;
  • philosophical and ethical issues;
  • restoration ecology, similar upsurge - of questioning basic assumptions;
  • invasion and restoration ecology interplay;
  • restoration, key element of effectively dealing with invasions;
  • ways in which climate change - affecting invasive species, restoration activities beginning to be explored

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Similarities and Differences

  • Contrasts in Focus and Approach

  • Philosophical and Ethical Issues

  • Terminological Issues

  • The Interplay Between Invasion Ecology and Restoration Ecology

  • Acknowledgements

  • References