The terms 'native' and 'alien' - a biogeographical perspective

Preston, Christopher D.. 2009 The terms 'native' and 'alien' - a biogeographical perspective. Progress in Human Geography, 33 (5). 702-711. 10.1177/0309132508105002

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The concepts of native and alien species are essential to biogeography. They are fundamental to our understanding of why organisms grow where they do. Many species are easy to allocate to one or other category (eg, New World species in the Old World), although there are also of course doubtful cases. The biogeographical use of the terms as factual descriptions of modes of origin should be distinguished from their use in evaluating species for conservation purposes.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1177/0309132508105002
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity > BD01 Conservation and Restoration of Biodiversity > BD01.1 Distributions and abundance of taxa
CEH Sections: Pywell
ISSN: 0309-1325
Additional Keywords: alien, biogeography, conservation, native, species
NORA Subject Terms: Botany
Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 15 Oct 2009 13:40

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