Lessons from 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

 Lessons from Exotic Birds

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This chapter presents some overall conclusions from the work that has been reviewed, together with some thoughts on prospects for the future. In particular, the major lessons that have emerged so far from the study of exotic birds are summarized, and what those lessons might tell us about invasions more generally is discussed. The chapter also highlights some of the important questions that remain to be tackled.

Keywords: propagule pressure; colonization pressure; null hypothesis; invasability; deterministic; stochastic; genetic structure; evolution

Chapter.  6546 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Vertebrates

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