6. Biotic Invasions and Tropical Birds

  1. Navjot S. Sodhi1,
  2. Çağan H. Şekercioğlu2,
  3. Jos Barlow3 and
  4. Scott K. Robinson4

Published Online: 23 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342611.ch6

Conservation of Tropical Birds

Conservation of Tropical Birds

How to Cite

Sodhi, N. S., Şekercioğlu, Ç. H., Barlow, J. and Robinson, S. K. (2011) Biotic Invasions and Tropical Birds, in Conservation of Tropical Birds, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342611.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    National University of Singapore

  2. 2

    Stanford University, USA

  3. 3

    Lancaster University, UK

  4. 4

    University of Florida, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334821

Online ISBN: 9781444342611



  • biotic invasions and tropical birds - management or eradication of invasive species threatening birds, needed;
  • biotic invaders, ubiquitous threat to tropical birds - effects of invasive species on tropical birds;
  • invasive species, interchangeably referred - as introduced species, non-indigenous species, exotics, or aliens;
  • conservation status and causes of extinction - current threats to the monarchs (Pomarea spp.) in French Polynesia;
  • known bird species extinctions - facilitated by disease;
  • control of invasive species - planned, “newly formed” trophic relationships in the community;
  • avian invasions, impacted by invasive species - bird species themselves becoming invaders;
  • Hong Kong, epitomizing present and future of avian invasions - in degraded subtropical landscapes;
  • success of invasive bird species - “propagule pressure” or size of “founding” population;
  • invasive bird species, carrying on ecosystem processes - disruption due to extinction of native species


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Effects of invasive species on tropical birds

  • Avian invasions

  • Pathology of avian invasions

  • Tropical avian invaders

  • Management of avian invaders