The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants
Elton explains the devastating effects that invasive species can have on local ecosystems in clear, concise language and with numerous examples. The first book on invasion biology, and still the most cited, Elton's masterpiece provides an accessible, engaging introduction to one of the most important environmental crises of our time.
Charles S. Elton was one of the founders of ecology, who also established and led Oxford University's Bureau of Animal Population. His work has influenced generations of ecologists and zoologists, and his publications remain central to the literature in modern biology.
"History has caught up with Charles Elton's foresight, and The Ecology of Invasions can now be seen as one of the central scientific books of our century."—David Quammen, from the Foreword to Killer Algae: The True Tale of a Biological Invasion
1. The Invaders
2. Wallace's Realms: The Archipelago of Continents
3. The Invasion of Continents
4. The Fate of Remote Islands
5. Changes In the See
6. The Balance Between Populations
7. New Food-Chains for Old
8. The Reasons for Conservation
9. The Conservation of Variety