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Invasive species

Daniel Simberloff

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Daniel Simberloff presents an overview of invasive species, their impacts and management in this chapter. Invasive species cause myriad sorts of conservation problems, many of which are complicated, ... More


Globalization and Invasive Alien Species: Trade, Pests, and Pathogens

Charles Perrings, Eli Fenichel, and Ann Kinzig

in Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560158
eISBN:
9780191721557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The risk posed by an introduced species depends on a number of factors, some of which are within the control of regulatory authorities and some of which are not. It is a product of the probability ... More


Parasitism and environmental disturbances

Kevin D. Lafferty and Armand M. Kuris

in Parasitism and Ecosystems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529873
eISBN:
9780191712777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The major threats to biodiversity: habitat loss, invasive species, over-harvesting, and pollution, impact parasites as well as hosts. Given the interest in the role of parasites in ecosystems and the ... More


Becoming Endemic: The White-eye, the Territorial Government, the Hui Manu, and Introduced Species

Daniel Lewis

in Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300229646
eISBN:
9780300235463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300229646.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines the Japanese White-eye, Zosterops japonicus, and the confounding nature of introduced species, some of which have been here long enough to have evolved into something unique to ... More


Life-History Evolution in Native and Introduced Populations

Robert F. Denno, Merrill A. Peterson, Matthew R. Weaver, and David J. Hawthorne

in Specialization, Speciation, and Radiation: The Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251328
eISBN:
9780520933828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251328.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Many of the best examples of rapid directional selection of life-history traits involve invasive species. The evolution of such traits in introduced populations may be rapid in part because some ... More


From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli (New York): Populations, Subspecies, and Geographic Variation in Ornamental Coloration

Geoffrey E. Hill

in A Red Bird in a Brown Bag: The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195148480
eISBN:
9780199893683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148480.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents the biogeography of the House Finches, which has an extensive range across North America. House Finches were accidentally established by people on the east coast in the mid-20th ... More


Urban Flora and Vegetation: Patterns and Processes

Sarel S. Cilliers and Stefan J. Siebert

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Vegetation is the most palpable representation of any ecosystem and this chapter aims to explore different processes that are driving vegetation patterns in urban areas. Different approaches to ... More


Introduction

Nancy E. McIntyre

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section deals with ecology of cities, with an emphasis on processes that affect the biodiversity of flora and vegetation in urban environments. Adopting an explicitly taxonomic-centred view, it ... More


A growing human footprint in the highlands

Dean Jacobsen and Olivier Dangles

in Ecology of High Altitude Waters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198736868
eISBN:
9780191800481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736868.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Chapter 9 reviews the threats imposed by human activities to aquatic life at high altitude. High altitude regions of the inter-tropical belt are generally much more densely populated than their ... More


Bryozoa

Peter J. Hayward and John S. Ryland

in Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199549443
eISBN:
9780191847943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549443.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Morphological characteristics of the Bryozoa are described in detail. In addition, a unified key allows identification of 28 families, embracing the three living orders Cyclostomatida, ... More


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