Biological Invasions

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 1409–1424

On the Numerous Concepts in Invasion Biology


    • Norwegian College of Fishery ScienceUniversity of Tromsø
  • Thomas Bøhn
    • Norwegian Institute of Gene Ecology
  • Odd Terje Sandlund
    • Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

DOI: 10.1007/s10530-005-0710-6

Cite this article as:
Falk-Petersen, J., Bøhn, T. & Sandlund, O.T. Biol Invasions (2006) 8: 1409. doi:10.1007/s10530-005-0710-6


The study of biological invasions has triggered the production of a diversity of concepts. The terminology has, however, often been applied inconsistently and inaccurately. This article lists and assesses the most commonly used terms and concepts in invasion ecology. In each case the most coherent definition and use is suggested.

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