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Biological invasions and natural colonisations are different - the need for invasion science

Wilson, JRU; Garcia-Diaz, P; Cassey, P; Richardson, DM; Pysek, P; Blackburn, TM; (2016) Biological invasions and natural colonisations are different - the need for invasion science. NeoBiota , 31 pp. 87-98. 10.3897/neobiota.31.9185. Green open access

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Abstract

In a recent Discussion Paper, Hoffmann and Courchamp (2016) posed the question: are biological invasions and natural colonisations that different? This apparently simple question resonates at the core of the biological study of human-induced global change, and we strongly believe that the answer is yes: biological invasions and natural colonisations differ in processes and mechanisms in ways that are crucial for science, management, and policy. Invasion biology has, over time, developed into the broader transdisciplinary field of invasion science. At the heart of invasion science is the realisation that biological invasions are not just a biological phenomenon: the human dimension of invasions is a fundamental component in the social-ecological systems in which invasions need to be understood and managed.

Type: Article
Title: Biological invasions and natural colonisations are different - the need for invasion science
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.31.9185
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.31.9185
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Biodiversity Conservation, Biodiversity & Conservation, Ecological Impacts, Propagule Pressure, Alien Plants, Pathways, Framework, Anthropocene, Invasiveness, Biogeography, Terrestrial, Communities
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1524669
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