Invasions and Ecosystems: Vulnerabilities and the Contribution of New Technologies

Peter M. Vitousek, Carla M. D'Antonio, Gregory P. Asner

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12 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFifty Years of Invasion Ecology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Legacy of Charles Elton
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781444335859
StatePublished - Nov 30 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Altering habitat structure of ecosystem-physically 'engineering' the substrate
  • Changing disturbance regime in ecosystem-novel disturbance, or altering frequency or intensity of existing pathway of disturbance
  • Consequences of invasions by plants-functioning of ecosystems
  • Elton, recognized transformative nature of biological invasions-modern acceleration of species as 'a great historical convulsion'
  • Evaluating characteristics-making ecosystems vulnerable to transformation by invasions
  • Every invasion, interaction between potential invader-and community it invades
  • Hawaiian ecosystems and their vulnerabilities
  • Intermediate-aged substrates and positive feedbacks
  • Invasions and ecosystems-vulnerabilities and contribution of new technologies
  • Invasions, transforming whole ecosystems-interesting for two major reasons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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