Foreword to Chapter One

  • Daniel SimberloffEmail author
  • Anthony Ricciardi


Chapter 1 describes seven invasions that, as Elton says, illustrate what nonnative introductions can do in seas, estuaries, rivers, lakes, shores, tropical and temperate forests, farmlands, and towns.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Redpath Museum and McGill School of EnvironmentMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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