0132 Invasion biology as entomology: Why insects play such a dominant role in the history and future of invasion biology

Sunday, November 16, 2008: 1:35 PM
Room C2/C3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
James A. Danoff-Burg , Department of Ecology Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY
The field of invasion biology has only become a serious discipline of study in the last few decades. However, studies in the field have long predated the discipline with the attempts to control destructive invasive insects. I discuss the history and theories of invasion biology from an entomological perspective. I offer explanations as to why insects have played such a pivotal role in the global impact of biological invasions. I conclude with an overview of methods to control and prevent the spread of invasive insects in our increasingly global future.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.33016

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