8. Fifty Years of Tree Pest and Pathogen Invasions, Increasingly Threatening World Forests

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Michael J. Wingfield1,
  2. Bernard Slippers1,
  3. Jolanda Roux1 and
  4. Brenda D. Wingfield2

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch8

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Wingfield, M. J., Slippers, B., Roux, J. and Wingfield, B. D. (2010) Fifty Years of Tree Pest and Pathogen Invasions, Increasingly Threatening World Forests, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch8

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa

  2. 2

    Department of Genetics, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, 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:

  • fifty years of tree pest and pathogen invasions – threatening world forests;
  • Charles Elton's 1958 book The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants - first comprehensive treatment of topic;
  • chestnut blight and gypsy moth - recognized as invasive alien species 100 years ago;
  • problems, associated with identification and detection;
  • trees, dichotomy - in terms of environments in which they occur;
  • knowledge of pathways of movement of pathogens - reducing introduction into new environments;
  • changing systems;
  • optimism about our capacity – reducing threat, every effort must be made to do so

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Native or Introduced

  • Problems Associated with Identification and Detection

  • Forests and Forestry

  • Pathways of Movement

  • Changing Systems

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References