Projecting rates of spread for invasive species.

  title={Projecting rates of spread for invasive species.},
  author={Michael G Neubert and I. M. Parker},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={24 4},
All else being equal, the faster an invading species spreads, the more dangerous its invasion. The projection of spread rate therefore ought to be a central part of the determination of invasion risk. Originally formulated in the 1970s to describe the spatial spread of advantageous alleles, integrodifference equation (IDE) models have since been co-opted by population biologists to describe the spread of populations. More recently, they have been modified to include population structure and… CONTINUE READING