Book ID: 87598
Alien species and evolution: The evolutionary ecology of exotic plants, animals, microbes, and interacting native species. 2004. illustr. XII, 377 p. gr8vo. Cloth.
The author reviews and synthesizes emerging information on theevolutionary changes that occur in plants, animals, and microbial organisms when they colonize new geographical areas, and on the evolutionary responses of the native species with which alien species interact. The book is broad in scope, exploring information across a wide variety of taxonomic groups, trophic levels, and geographic areas.It examines theoretical topics related to rapid evolutionary change andsupports the emerging concept that species introduced to new physical and biotic environments are particularly prone to rapid evolution.