Biological Invasions in New Zealand

  • Robert B. Allen
  • William G. Lee

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 186)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Motivations and consequences of the human dispersal of plants

    1. W. G. Lee, R. B. Allen, D. M. Tompkins
      Pages 1-13
  3. Magnitude of Alien Invasion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. I. A. E. Atkinson
      Pages 49-66
    3. D. M. Tompkins, R. Poulin
      Pages 67-84
    4. G. W. Yeates, P. A. Williams
      Pages 85-100
  4. Controls on Invasion Success

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. D. Gleeson, H. Harman, T. Armstrong
      Pages 103-118
    3. G. J. Inglis, B. J. Hayden, W. A. Nelson
      Pages 119-135
    4. S. K. Wiser, R. B. Allen
      Pages 195-209
  5. Consequences of Alien Invasions

  6. Management of Biological Invasions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 453-464

About this book


Man’s recent colonization of New Zealand has dramatically altered the resident biota and resulted in the introduction of numerous alien organisms to these once remote islands. In reverse, there is increasing evidence of a lesser known export of species to other regions of the world. This volume presents an in-depth review of the level and rate of such invasions, and investigates what controls the success of invaders and the consequences for ecosystems both on land and offshore. It provides invasion biologists everywhere with tests of current theories about those factors leading to the success of invaders as well as evaluating principles for understanding the nature of their impacts that form a solid basis for the effective management of biological invasions worldwide.


Neuseeland New Zealand Vegetation alien species biological invasions biologische Invasionen ecosystem environment fremde Arten global change globale Veränderung

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert B. Allen
    • 1
  • William G. Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Landcare ResearchLincolnNew Zealand
  2. 2.Landcare ResearchDunedinNew Zealand

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