Chapter 9 Suggested Readings

The following five papers provide a good introduction to many of the major issues in the intersection of invasion and conservation biology.

Mack, R. N., D. Simberloff, W. M. Lonsdale, H. Evans, M. Clout, and F. Bazzaz. 2000. Biotic invasions: causes, epidemiology, global consequences, and control. Ecol. Appl. 10:689–710.
A broad overview of major issues and outstanding questions in invasion biology.

Byers, J. E., S. Reichard, J. M. Randall, I. M. Parker, C. S. Smith, W. M. Lonsdale, I. A. E. Atkinson, T. R. Seastedt, M. Williamson, E. Chornesky, and D. Hayes. 2002. Directing research to reduce the impacts of nonindigenous species. Conserv. Biol. 16(3):630–640.
An outline of major research questions on introduced species in conservation biology.

Cohen A. N. and J. T. Carlton. 1998. Accelerating invasion rate in a highly invaded estuary. Science 279(5350):555–558.
Compelling illustration of the increase in species invasion.

Pimentel, D., L. Lach, R. Zuniga, and D. Morrison. 2000. Environmental and economic costs of non-indigenous species in the United States. BioScience 50(1):53–65.
A first attempt to consider the widespread economic and ecological impacts of introduced species.

McKinney, M. L. and J. L. Lockwood. 1999. Biotic homogenisation: a few winners replacing many losers in the next mass extinction. Trends Ecol. Evol. 14:450–453.
Invasions and extinctions considered together in the context of past and future mass extinctions.


Sax, D. F., J. J. Stachowicz, and S. D. Gaines (editors). 2005. Species Invasions: Insights into Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA.
A group of case studies that suggest how we can use species invasions to gain insight into fundamental ecological, evolutionary and biogeographic phenomena.