Using biological invasions to test predictions of population control by parasites

Principal Investigators:

Mark E. Torchin

Introduced species are a major threat to global biodiversity, ranked second only to habitat loss (Vitousek 1990, Wilcove et al. 1998). The damage caused by exotic species results from the high population densities and large body sizes that they attain in their new location (Vitousek 1990, Wilcove et al. 1998, Ruiz et al. 1999, Torchin et al. 2001, 2002). Escape from the effects of natural enemies is a frequent explanation given for the success of introduced species (Keane and Crawley 2002, Shea and Chesson 2002). Recently, Torchin et al. (in... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow1st October 2003—31st August 2004Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Mark E. Torchintorchinm@si.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Torchin, Mark E. 2004. Introduced species and their missing parasites: What's gained by their loss. Disease Ecology Symposium 2004. Ecological Society of America. Portland, Oregon.
Presentations Torchin, Mark E. 2004. Introduced species and their missing parasites: What's gained by their loss. American Association of Limnology and Oceanography 2004. American Association of Limnology and Oceanography. Honolulu, Hawaii.
Journal Article Torchin, Mark E.; Mitchell, Charles E. 2004. Parasites, pathogens, and invasions by plants and animals. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vol: 2. Pages 183-190.
Book Chapter Torchin, Mark E.; Kuris, Armand. 2005. Introduced marine parasites. Edited by Rhode, K. Marine Parasitology. CSIRO Publishing.
"Using biological invasions to test predictions of population control by parasites " is project ID: 7040