A new resource on the mathematics of invasion
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Invasion Dynamics, by Cang Hui and David Richardson, is a new academic text that seeks to place invasion science on solid theoretical ground, while pushing the field forward by tackling invasion science from the perspective of complexity science. In the authors’ own words, a central goal is to ameliorate the ‘awkward fit’ invasion ecology has within the broader field, which they argue is a product of previous efforts to study ecology in pristine systems. By highlighting cases in which the study of biological invasions facilitate novel tests of classic ecological theory and generate new theory, Invasion Dynamics serves as an answer to those who would question the utility of invasion science as a field.
Invasion Dynamicsis strongly focused on the mathematical theory behind invasion science, covering everything from the mathematics behind spread and range expansion to the always-fascinating math behind regime shifts. The theory covered in the book reaches beyond basic invasion ecology...