Invasion ecology goes to town: from disdain to sympathy

  title={Invasion ecology goes to town: from disdain to sympathy},
  author={Jo{\"e}lle Salomon Cavin and Christian A. Kull},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
How can one understand the increasing interest in “urban invasions”, or biological invasions in urban environments? We argue that interest in urban invasions echoes a broader evolution in how ecologists view “the city” in relation to “the natural”. Previously stark categorical distinctions between urban and natural, human and wild, city and ecology have floundered. Drawing on conceptual material and an analysis of key texts, we first show how the ecological sciences in general—and then invasion… Expand

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