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Invasion Biology


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Preface 1: Introduction PART I. THE INVASION PROCESS 2: Dispersal 3: Establishment 4: Persistence and Spread 5: Evolution 6: Understanding and Predicting Invasions: An Integrated Approach PART II. IMPACTS AND MANAGEMENT 7: Impacts of Invasions 8: Management of Invasive Species PART III. REFLECTIONS 9: Framing Biological Invasions 10: Researching Biological Invasions 11: Disciplinary Challenges 12: Conclusion Geographic index Subject index Taxonomic index

About the Author

Mark Davis is the DeWitt Wallace Professor and Chair of Biology at Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN,USA, where he has taught since 1981. His teaching and research interests include both plant and animal ecology. For the past twenty years, he has conducted his research at the Cedar Creek LTER site in east-central Minnesota, where his invasion research has focused on the invasibility of grasslands. In particular, he has studied how no-native grasses may influence the ability of woody plants to spread into grassland environments. He is also interested in the history, philosophy, and language of invasion biology, and of science in general.


`Mark A. Daviss new book provides a rich, multidisciplinary examination of the contemporary field of invasion biology. There is remarkable breadth of topical material in Invasion Biology.' Ecological Society of America `A thoughtful book.' Bulletin of the British Ecological Society `The book is a landmark in the rapidly developing scientific discipline of invasion biology.' Ecological Society of Germany

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