A guide to calculating discrete-time invasion rates from data

Mark A. Lewis, Michael G. Neubert, Hal Caswell, James S. Clark, Katriona Shea

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One measure of biological invasiveness is the rate at which an established invader will spread spatially in its new environment. Slow spread signifies slow increase in ecological impact, whereas fast spread signifies the converse. If one can predict spread rates from life history attributes, such as growth rates and dispersal distances, then potential invasiveness can be assessed before the invasion occurs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConceptual Ecology and Invasion Biology
Subtitle of host publicationReciprocal Approaches to Nature
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)1402041586, 9781402041570
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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