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Avian InvasionsThe Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds$
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Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood, and Phillip Cassey

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232543

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.001.0001

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Transport and Introduction

Transport and Introduction

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(p.27) 2 Transport and Introduction
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Avian Invasions
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Tim M. Blackburn

Julie L. Lockwood

Phillip Cassey

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.003.0002

This chapter considers the first two steps on the invasion pathway: transport and introduction. It starts by summarizing why what we know about the history of avian invasions leads us to expect non-randomness in the transport and introduction processes. It proceeds to review evidence for non-randomness in the types of birds that get transported and introduced, where they are transported and introduced to, and finally changes in the identity of these bird species through time. Non-randomness in transport and introduction are considered together because there is little information on them as separate processes. The chapter concludes by outlining the significant consequences transport and introduction have for the study of subsequent invasion stages.

Keywords:   non-randomness, phylogeny, region of origin, region of introduction, temporal variation, species traits, availability, autocorrelation

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