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The role of propagule pressure in explaining species invasions.
Propagule pressure is proposed as a key element to understanding why some introduced populations fail to establish whereas others succeed and how the study of propagule pressure can provide an opportunity to tie together disparate research agendas within invasion ecology. Expand
A proposed unified framework for biological invasions.
- T. Blackburn, P. Pyšek, +5 authors D. M. Richardson
- Biology, Medicine
- Trends in ecology & evolution
- 1 July 2011
A unified framework for biological invasions is proposed that reconciles and integrates the key features of the most commonly used invasion frameworks into a single conceptual model that can be applied to all human-mediated invasions. Expand
Pattern and Process in Macroecology
© 2000 by Blackwell Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Issues of scale have become increasingly important to ecologists. This book addresses the structure of regional (large-scale) ecological… Expand
Geographic gradients in body size: a clarification of Bergmann's rule
1997 marked the sesquicentenary of the publication by Carl Bergmann of the observation that, in general, large-bodied animal species tend to live further north than their small-bodied relatives. This… Expand
Scaling of insect metabolic rate is inconsistent with the nutrient supply network model
Data for one of the largest groups of organisms on earth are inconsistent with the nutrient supply network model, but provide support for the cell size alternative. Expand
Global hotspots of species richness are not congruent with endemism or threat
It is demonstrated that hotspots of species richness, threat and endemism do not show the same geographical distribution and this suggests that, even within a single taxonomic class, different mechanisms are responsible for the origin and maintenance of different aspects of diversity. Expand
Big brains, enhanced cognition, and response of birds to novel environments.
- D. Sol, R. Duncan, T. Blackburn, P. Cassey, L. Lefebvre
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 12 April 2005
It is confirmed that avian species with larger brains, relative to their body mass, tend to be more successful at establishing themselves in novel environments and provided evidence that larger brains help birds respond to novel conditions by enhancing their innovation propensity rather than indirectly through noncognitive mechanisms. Expand
Avian Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds
This book advances understanding of the invasion process while also exploring avian conservation biology, and basic principles of ecology and evolution. Expand
Interspecific abundance-range size relationships: An appraisal of mechanisms
All the principal mechanisms proposed to explain positive interspecific abundance-range size relationships are identified and clarified and critically assess the assumptions and predictions that they make, and the evidence in support of them. Expand
The positive form generally exhibited by abundance–occupancy relationships, intraspecific or interspecific, has consequences for several areas of applied ecology, including conservation, harvesting, biological invasions and biodiversity inventorying. Expand