Volume 1 2006

Conceptual Ecology and Invasion Biology: Reciprocal Approaches to Nature


ISBN: 978-1-4020-4157-0 (Print) 978-1-4020-4925-5 (Online)
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Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Introduction, history and terminology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-14

      Tracking the tractable: using invasion to guide the exploration of conceptual ecology

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 15-33

      Darwin to Elton: early ecology and the problem of invasive species

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 35-64

      Invasion biology 1958-2005: the pursuit of science and conservation

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 65-105

      Invasiveness in exotic plants: immigration and naturalization in an ecological continuum

  2. Populations at play

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 108-108

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 109-123

      Density dependence in invasive plants: demography, herbivory, spread and evolution

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 125-146

      Stochasticty, nonlinearity and instability in biological invasions

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 147-168

      Local interactions and invasion dynamics: population growth in space and time

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 169-192

      A guide to calculating discrete-time invasion rates from data

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 193-221

      The role of evolutionary genetiocs in studies of plant invasions

  3. Unwlcomed visitors: species interactions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 224-224

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 225-242

      Contact experience, alien-native interactions, and their community consequences: a theoretical consideration on the role of adaptation in biological invasion

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 243-269

      Use of biological invasions and their control to study the dynamics of interacting populations

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 271-288

      Invasibility of seed prdators on synchronized intermittent seed production of host plants

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 289-305

      Invasion and the regulation of plant populations by pathogens

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 307-322

      Exploring the relationship between nichie breadth and invasion success

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 323-341

      Interactions between invasive plants and soil ecosystem: positive feedbacks and their potential to persist

    8. Book Chapter

      Pages 343-367

      Invasion biology as a community process: messages from microbial microcosms

  4. Large-scale consequences and pattern of invasions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 370-370

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 371-403

      Understanding invasions in patchy habitats through metapopulation theory

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 405-421

      Competition and the assembly of introduced bird communities

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 423-447

      Room for one more? Evidence for invasibility and saturation in ecological communities

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 449-480

      Ther biogeography of naturalized species and the species-area relationship: reciprocal insights to biogeography ans invasion biology

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