Ecological patterns and biological invasions: Using regional species inventories in macroecology

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Show simple item record Cadotte, MW Murray, BR Lovett-Doust, J 2009-12-21T02:29:24Z 2006-06
dc.identifier.citation Biological Invasions, 2006, 8 (4), pp. 809 - 821
dc.identifier.issn 1387-3547
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Macroecology depends heavily on a comparative methodology in order to identify large-scale patterns and to test alternative hypotheses that might generate such patterns. With the advent and accessibility of large electronic databases of species and their life history and ecological attributes, ecologists have begun seeking generalities, and examining large-scale ecological hypotheses involving core themes of range, abundance and diversity. For example, combinations of ecological, life history and phylogenetic data have been analysed using large species sets to test hypotheses in invasion biology. Analysis of regional species inventories can contribute cogently to our understanding of invasions. Here we examine several ways in which database analysis is effective. We review 19 studies of comparative invasions biology, each using >100 species of plants in their analyses, and show that invader success is linked to seven correlates: short life cycle, abiotic (mostly wind) dispersal, large native range size, non-random taxonomic patterns (emphasizing certain families or orders), presence of clonal organs, occupying disturbed habitats, and earlier time of introduction. These phylogenetically influenced, comparative analyses using regional species inventories are only just beginning and have much potential. © Springer 2006.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/s10530-005-3839-4
dc.title Ecological patterns and biological invasions: Using regional species inventories in macroecology
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Biological Invasions
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 8
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Dordrecht, The Netherlands en_US
dc.publocation London, UK
dc.identifier.startpage 809 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 821 en_US SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.personcode 010046
dc.percentage 100 en_US Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1
dc.description.keywords Comparative studies
dc.description.keywords Database analyses
dc.description.keywords Ecological generalities
dc.description.keywords Macroecology
dc.description.keywords Phylogenetic analyses
dc.description.keywords Plant invasions
dc.description.keywords Predictability
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)

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