biological invasion

biological invasion

[‚bi·ə¦läj·i·kəl in′vā·zhən]
(ecology)
The process by which species (or genetically distinct populations), with no historical record in an area, breach biogeographic barriers and extend their range.
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(Ed.) Ecology of Biological Invasion in the Tropics, pp.
Biological invasion is a form of biological pollution that is probably more disastrous than the chemical pollution, therefore considered as the second greatest global threat to biodiversity after habitat destruction.
To make our case, we first discuss the three phases of a biological invasion and the main strategies--in terms of response time--that policy makers have followed to deal with the threat.
Salt marsh is susceptible to biological invasion and the invasion has dramatic consequences that include local extinctions of native species, genetic modifications, species displacements, and habitat degradation [6].
bostoniensis (Lopes, 1997; Lansac-Toha et al., 2004), but they are indexed in scientific databases different from those consulted in this survey (or are theses, dissertations and books), which may underestimate the number of articles on Kellicottia, especially the perspective of biological invasion process of this genus.
Evidence of climatic niche shift during biological invasion. Ecology Letters 10:701-709.
Biological invasion may be considered as a form of biological pollution and the significant component of anthropogenic changes leading to extinction of native species.
These countries have had very little international trade, which limits opportunities for biological invasion. As GDP per capita -- a standard measure of affluence -- increased in a country, so did the percentage of invasive birds and mammals.
Mary's College of California) offer a comprehensive introduction to the processes and patterns of biological invasion by non-native species.
Biological invasion is an issue of increasing importance in contemporary ecology and attracts considerable attention both from theoretical and field ecologists [1-5].

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