I spent the end of last year writing my first book chapter with Jane Catford. Our chapter was on competition between native and alien plants. In it we provide an overview of some of the key concepts in competition theory and community ecology we think are relevant to understanding some important concepts in alien plant invasions, then discuss factors that influence competition between native and alien plant species.
Writing a book chapter was a fun experience: great to practice writing in a slightly less formal way than for journal articles, and to dig back into the literature on some topics that I spend a lot of time thinking about. I'm grateful to Anna Traveset and David Richardson for the opportunity to contribute.
A lot of the ideas we discuss in the chapter link to the grant Jane and Richard Duncan hired me under as a postdoc at the University of Canberra. Check out Wandrag et al. 2019 and O'Reilly-Nugent et al. 2020 for some of the other we work did.