Invasion Ecology

Un libro in lingua di Lockwood Julie L. Hoopes Martha F. Marchetti Michael P. edito da Blackwell Pub, 2013

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Lockwood (ecology, Rutgers U.), Hoopes (biology, Mount Holyoke College), and Marchetti (ecology, St. Mary's College of California) offer a comprehensive introduction to the processes and patterns of biological invasion by non-native species. It is written for advanced undergraduates or graduate students, assuming a basic familiarity with principles of ecology, but also calculus at times, such as in two chapters that deal with modeling population movement and growth. The book is organized around the stages of the invasion process (transport and introduction, establishment, spread, impact), but also evolution; prediction, prevention and elimination of invaders; and the effects of climate change on invasion dynamics. These latter two categories add two new chapters to the book, and chapter twelve has been substantially modified. Each chapter features boxed text, an overview, and a summary, as well as a list of foundational readings deemed necessary for students wishing to have a solid grasp of the field. Specific chapter topics include transport vectors and pathways, the influence of biotic interactions, ecological processes and the spread of non-native species, how disturbance facilitates invasion and its relationship to restoration, impact synthesis, and more. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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