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Community ecology theory as a framework for biological invasions
Abstract Community ecology theory can be used to understand biological invasions by applying recent niche concepts to alien species and the communities that they invade. These ideas lead to theExpand
Moving from pattern to process: Coexistence mechanisms under intermediate disturbance regimes
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A solid understanding of the life history attributes of the component species and their responses to disturbance will facilitate identification of the coexistence mechanism(s) underlying the IDH pattern, and provide a framework by which empirical and theoretical results can be more fully integrated. Expand
THE INTERMEDIATE DISTURBANCE HYPOTHESIS: PATCH DYNAMICS AND MECHANISMS OF SPECIES COEXISTENCE
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The results from the analyses suggest that, as a promoter of species coexistence, the IDH is both broader in scope and richer in detail than has previously been recognized. Expand
ESTIMATING BIOCONTROL AGENT IMPACT WITH MATRIX MODELS: CARDUUS NUTANS IN NEW ZEALAND
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The use of matrix models to assess the impact of biological control and other pest management strategies with a case study of Carduus nutans (nodding thistle) in New Zealand confirms that both populations of C. nutans were increasing in number, as is expected of a noxious weed in its invasion phase. Expand
Integrating the Study of Non-native Plant Invasions across Spatial Scales
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The processes driving movement of non-native plants to new locations, and the patterns and processes at the new locations are reviewed, as they are variously affected by spatial scale. Expand
Measuring plant dispersal: an introduction to field methods and experimental design
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Advice on methods for measuring dispersal in the field and approaches to experimental design are provided and a simulation modelling approach to comparing the data quality obtained by alternative experimental designs is proposed. Expand
Optimal release strategies for biological control agents: an application of stochastic dynamic programming to population management
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A stochastic dynamic programming approach, linked to a metapopulation model, was used to find optimal release strategies, given constraints on time and the number of biocontrol agents available, and derived rules of thumb that will enable biOControl workers to choose between management options, depending on the current state of the system. Expand
Supporting crop pollinators with floral resources: network-based phenological matching
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This framework could be used to provide native bee communities with additional, well-targeted floral resources to ensure that they not only survive, but also thrive. Expand
To sample or eradicate? A cost minimization model for monitoring and managing an invasive species
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An analytical model is developed to determine the optimal trap density for detecting isolated infestations of the European strain of the gypsy moth Lymantria dispar into the USA and suggests that the efficiency of detection and eradication programmes for isolated infested populations can be improved by optimizing detection effort relative to infestation growth rates and management programme duration. Expand
Dispersal, demography and spatial population models for conservation and control management
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Five case studies of endangered and invasive species for which spatial population models have been developed to inform management, for instance to decrease the spread rate of invasive species or to improve the regional persistence of endangered species are presented. Expand
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