The progress of interdisciplinarity in invasion science

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Publications
Title
The progress of interdisciplinarity in invasion science
Journal
Ambio
Author(s)
Vaz Ana S., Kueffer Christoph, Kull Christian A., Richardson David M., Schindler Stefan, Muñoz-Pajares A. Jesús, Vicente Joana R., Martins João, Hui Cang, Kühn Ingolf, Honrado João P.
ISSN
0044-7447 (Print)
1654-7209 (Online)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
46
Number
4
Pages
428-442
Language
english
Abstract
Interdisciplinarity is needed to gain knowledge of the ecology of invasive species and invaded ecosystems, and of the human dimensions of biological invasions. We combine a quantitative literature review with a qualitative historical narrative to document the progress of interdisciplinarity in invasion science since 1950. Our review shows that 92.4% of interdisciplinary publications (out of 9192) focus on ecological questions, 4.4% on social ones, and 3.2% on social–ecological ones. The emergence of invasion science out of ecology might explain why interdisciplinarity has remained mostly within the natural sciences. Nevertheless, invasion science is attracting social–ecological collaborations to understand ecological challenges, and to develop novel approaches to address new ideas, concepts, and invasion-related questions between scholars and stakeholders. We discuss ways to reframe invasion science as a field centred on interlinked social–ecological dynamics to bring science, governance and society together in a common effort to deal with invasions.
Keywords
Biological invasions, Interdisciplinarity, Non-native species, Scientometrics, Social–ecological research, Ecology, Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Chemistry, General Medicine
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Web of science
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