Biological Invasions

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 469–471 | Cite as

Les Invasions Biologiques: un Danger pour la Biodiversité

Jean-Claude Lefeuvre: Les Invasions Biologiques, Buchet Chastel, Paris, 2013, 331 pp, 20 €, paper, ISBN 978-2-283-026397
  • Daniel Simberloff
Book Review

We often assume that nowadays all important scientific literature is written in English or quickly translated into English. This assumption may cause us to miss some interesting books and papers. Although French academia has rapidly adopted English for many functions, including conferences and even some graduate courses, a recent untranslated French invasion biology literature (e.g. Pascal et al. 2006; Barbault and Atramentowicz 2010) makes it worth the effort to brush up on our rusty high school French. The latest addition to this corpus, by Jean-Claude Lefeuvre, an emeritus professor at the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, is a comprehensive book intended for an educated lay audience that will greatly interest invasion biologists as well.

Les Invasions Biologiques also has the distinction of being the second substantial treatment of invasion biology, after Davis (2009), by an invasion biologist who has, in the very same year, called for an end to the discipline of invasion...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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