Biodiversity as a Bulwark Against Invasion: Conceptual Threads Since Elton

Jason D. Fridley

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFifty Years of Invasion Ecology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Legacy of Charles Elton
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781444335859
StatePublished - Nov 30 2010


  • Biodiversity, a bulwark against invasion-conceptual threads since Elton
  • Conceptual threads of modern DIH
  • DIH, one of the major lasting contributions-of Elton's work
  • Diversity-invasibility hypothesis (DIH)-more biologically diverse communities, difficult to invade by novel species or genotypes
  • Diversity-invasibility hypothesis revisited
  • Elton's argument-complexity, stability and ecological resistance
  • Elton's notion of diversity and stability-linking of invasibility to diversity
  • Formulating a conceptual road map for DIH studies
  • Renowned British animal ecologist Charles Elton-diversity and complexity of natural ecosystems, role in mediating patterns of biological invasions
  • Robert MacArthur, promoting a body of theory-species' differences in resource acquisition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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