Introduction to the Study of Exotic Birds

Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood and Phillip Cassey

in Avian Invasions

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199232543
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191715983 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Avian Biology

 Introduction to the Study of Exotic Birds

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This chapter starts out with a brief introduction to the history of exotic birds, outlining the reasons why humans have moved bird species around the world. The key concept of the invasion pathway is then introduced, with the different stages defined and delineated. The advantages of the invasion pathway model are presented. The chapter then goes on to describe analytical issues relating to the study of invasions, and describes how these arise from the historical context. It concludes with a brief outline of the remainder of the book.

Keywords: acclimatization society; invasion pathway; transport; establishment; spread; experiments in nature; analytical issues

Chapter.  11861 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Vertebrates

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