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Invasion Biology and Ecological Theory: Insights from a by Herbert H. T. Prins, Iain J. Gordon

By Herbert H. T. Prins, Iain J. Gordon

Many conservationists argue that invasive species shape essentially the most vital threats to ecosystems internationally, usually spreading fast via their new environments and jeopardising the conservation of local species. As such, it is necessary that trustworthy predictions should be made concerning the results of recent species on specific habitats. This booklet presents a severe appraisal of environment idea utilizing case stories of organic invasions in Australasia. each one bankruptcy is equipped round a suite of 11 significant hypotheses from group ecology, that have been quite often built in North American or ecu contexts. The authors research the hypotheses within the mild of proof from their specific species, checking out their energy in explaining the luck or failure of invasion and accepting or rejecting each one speculation as acceptable. The conclusions have far-reaching outcomes for the software of group ecology, suggesting a rejection of its predictive powers and a favorable reappraisal of normal heritage.

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