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Holocene palaeo-invasions: the link between pattern,process and scale in invasion ecology?
Plant Conservation Unit, Botany Department, University.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, African and Comparative Archaeology.
Oxford Long-Term Ecology Laboratory, Biodiversity.
Oxford Long-Term Ecology Laboratory, Biodiversity.
2008 (English)In: Landscape Ecology, ISSN 0921-2973, E-ISSN 1572-9761, Vol. 23, no 7, 757-769 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Invasion ecology has made rapid progress in recent years through synergies with landscape

ecology, niche theory, evolutionary ecology and the ecology of climate change. The palaeo-record of

Holocene invasions provides a rich but presently underexploited resource in exploring the pattern and

process of invasions through time. In this paper, examples from the palaeo-literature are used to illustrate the spread of species through time and space, also revealing how interactions between invader and invaded communities change over the course of an invasion. The main issues addressed are adaptation and plant migration, ecological and evolutionary interactions through time, disturbance history and the landscape ecology of invasive spread. We consider invasions as a continuous variable, which may be influenced by different environmental or ecological variables at different stages of the invasion process, and we use palaeoecological examples to describe how ecological interactions change over the course of an invasion. Finally, the use of palaeoecological information to inform the management of invasions for biodiversity conservation is discussed.

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2008. Vol. 23, no 7, 757-769 p.
Keyword [en]
Climate change, Disturbance, Landscape connectivity, Multi-factor hypothesis, Homogenisation
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-119247DOI: 10.1007/s10980-008-9243-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-119247DiVA: diva2:299897
Available from: 2010-02-24 Created: 2010-02-24 Last updated: 2011-03-10Bibliographically approved

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