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Invasion Dynamics$
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Cang Hui and David M. Richardson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198745334

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745334.001.0001

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Setting the scene

Setting the scene

(p.1) Chapter 1 Setting the scene
Invasion Dynamics

Cang Hui

David M. Richardson

Oxford University Press

Biological invasions are an important driver of change in the current era of globalization and biotic homogenization. They radically transform ecological and socio-economic systems at local and regional scales. Issues pertaining to biological invasions are diverse and profound, and not all issues can be covered in a single volume. This chapter defines the rationale and the key concepts and focus areas (and associated terminology) that are covered in the book.

Keywords:   global change, history of science, human-mediated introductions, interdisciplinarity, invasion ecology, invasion science, unified framework for biological invasions

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