7. Biological Invasions in Europe 50 Years after Elton: Time to Sound the ALARM

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Petr Pyšek1,2 and
  2. Philip E. Hulme3

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch7

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Pyšek, P. and Hulme, P. E. (2010) Biological Invasions in Europe 50 Years after Elton: Time to Sound the ALARM, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch7

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZ-252 43 Pr u° honice, Czech Republic

  2. 2

    Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Viničná 7, CZ-128 01 Praha 2, Czech Republic

  3. 3

    The Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, PO Box 84, Christchurch, New Zealand

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:

  • biological invasions in Europe 50 years after Elton - time to sound the alarm new takes on invasion patterns;
  • rates of species' introductions to Europe - second half of 20th century;
  • Elton's animal-biased perspective;
  • current distribution of plant species - mentioned by Elton;
  • solid current position of Europe - due to two pan-European projects, under European Union 6th Framework Programme;
  • from patterns to mechanisms;
  • relationship between number of naturalized alien species - fungi, bryophytes, plants;
  • DAISIE and ALARM, conceptual approach - crucial steps or elements of invasion process at the European-wide;
  • thorough evaluation of impact - ecological and economic impacts of invasive alien species in global terms;
  • Europe to address biological invasions - at a continental scale, end to fragmented legislative and regulatory requirements

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Starting with Examples: Elton's Animal - Biased Perspective

  • From Examples to Patterns: Numbers of Alien Species in Europe

  • From Patterns to Mechanisms: What do we Know?

  • From Understanding to Action: Where to Now?

  • Acknowledgements

  • References