Many conservationists argue that invasive species shape essentially the most very important threats to ecosystems internationally, frequently spreading speedy via their new environments and jeopardising the conservation of local species. As such, it will be significant that trustworthy predictions will be made concerning the results of recent species on specific habitats. This ebook offers a serious appraisal of environment thought utilizing case experiences of organic invasions in Australasia. each one bankruptcy is equipped round a suite of eleven vital hypotheses from group ecology, which have been regularly built in North American or eu contexts. The authors study the hypotheses within the mild of facts from their specific species, checking out their strength in explaining the good fortune or failure of invasion and accepting or rejecting each one speculation as acceptable. The conclusions have far-reaching outcomes for the application of group ecology, suggesting a rejection of its predictive powers and a favorable reappraisal of usual heritage.
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