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Transport and Introduction

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: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.003.0002

Series: Oxford Avian Biology

 Transport and Introduction

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This chapter considers the first two steps on the invasion pathway: transport and introduction. It starts by summarizing why what we know about the history of avian invasions leads us to expect non-randomness in the transport and introduction processes. It proceeds to review evidence for non-randomness in the types of birds that get transported and introduced, where they are transported and introduced to, and finally changes in the identity of these bird species through time. Non-randomness in transport and introduction are considered together because there is little information on them as separate processes. The chapter concludes by outlining the significant consequences transport and introduction have for the study of subsequent invasion stages.

Keywords: non-randomness; phylogeny; region of origin; region of introduction; temporal variation; species traits; availability; autocorrelation

Chapter.  10254 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Vertebrates

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