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Avian Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood, and Phillip Cassey

Abstract

As people have spread around the world, they have taken with them a broad range of other species to satisfy a variety of human needs. Some of these species went on to establish wild populations well outside their native ranges. These biological invaders are a major component of current global change, and often represent threats to the maintenance of global biodiversity, human health, and the success of human economic enterprises. The continuing globalization of our society ensures that the need to understand the process of biological invasion will only increase in the future. There is also a g ... More

Keywords: transport, establishment, spread, genetics, non-randomness, propagule pressure, small-population paradigm

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199232543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim M. Blackburn, author
Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK

Julie L. Lockwood, author
Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Phillip Cassey, author
Centre for Ornithology, University of Birmingham, UK