Invasion Dynamics by Cang HuiInvasion Dynamics by Cang Hui

Invasion Dynamics

byCang Hui, David M. Richardson

Paperback | February 25, 2017

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Humans have moved organisms around the world for centuries but it is only relatively recently that invasion ecology has grown into a mainstream research field. This book examines both the spread and impact dynamics of invasive species, placing the science of invasion biology on a new, morerigorous, theoretical footing, and proposing a concept of adaptive networks as the foundation for future research. Biological invasions are considered not as simple actions of invaders and reactions of invaded ecosystems, but as co-evolving complex adaptive systems with emergent features of networkcomplexity and invasibility.Invasion Dynamics focuses on the ecology of invasive species and their impacts in recipient social-ecological systems. It discusses not only key advances and challenges within the traditional domain of invasion ecology, but introduces approaches, concepts, and insights from many other disciplinessuch as complexity science, systems science, and ecology more broadly. It will be of great value to invasion biologists analyzing spread and/or impact dynamics as well as other ecologists interested in spread processes or habitat management.
Cang Hui is a Professor of Mathematical Biology and the South African Research Chair in Mathematical and Theoretical Physical Biosciences based at Stellenbosch University and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in South Africa. His research focuses on developing models and theories for explaining emerging patterns of biodiv...
Title:Invasion DynamicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:February 25, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198745346

ISBN - 13:9780198745341

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Table of Contents

1. Setting the scene2. The dynamics of spread3. Modelling spatial dynamics4. From dispersal to boosted range expansion5. Non-equilibrium dynamics6. Biotic interactions7. Regime shifts8. Community assembly and succession9. Monitoring and management10. Complex adaptive networks11. Managing biological invasions in the Anthropocene