Biological Invasions: Theory and Practice

Paperback | February 1, 1997

byNanako Shigesada, Kohkichi Kawasaki

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This book deals with the ecological effect a species can have when it moves into an environment that it has not previously occupied (commonly referred to as an `Invasion'). It is unique in presenting a clear and accessible introduction to a highly complex area - the modelling of biologicalinvasions. The book presents the latest theories and models developed from studies into this crucial area. It includes data and examples from biological case studies showing how the models can be applied to the study of invasions.

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This book deals with the ecological effect a species can have when it moves into an environment that it has not previously occupied (commonly referred to as an `Invasion'). It is unique in presenting a clear and accessible introduction to a highly complex area - the modelling of biologicalinvasions. The book presents the latest theorie...

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Biological invasions occur when species move into and become established in environments that they have not previously occupied. Deriving general principles from biological case studies, this book provides a clear and accessible exposition of the mathematical models of biological invasions that occur on a global scale. Topics include i...

Nanako Shigesada is at Nara Women's University. Kohkichi Kawasaki is at Doshisha University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.51 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198548516

ISBN - 13:9780198548515

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Invasion of alien species2. Diffusion models and biological waves3. Travelling waves in heterogeneous environments4. Invasion by stratified diffusion5. Invasion of competing species6. Competition for open space7. Invasion of predators8. Epidemic models and propagation of infectious diseases9. Invasion of rabies in Europe

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`I would certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject. The authors are very clear and, although it is aimed squarely at readers who have a sound grasp of the mathematics of travelling waves and may be interested in applying models of invasions to specific examples, theirexplanations are clear and succinct.'Calvin Dytham, 1997 British Ecological Society Journal of Animal Ecology, 66