, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 1409-1424
Date: 20 Jan 2006

On the Numerous Concepts in Invasion Biology

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Abstract

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.