An invasion ecology paper in Chinese

I had some fun trying to read a scientific paper (Lee and Shieh, 2005; 特有生物研究 7:1) in Chinese today. It’s really refreshing to see some of the standard ecology phrases and concepts in such a different form!

The defintion of invasive species:

外來鳥種若對於本土生物多樣性造成危害,則稱之為入侵種,入侵危害大致上可歸類為掠食、競爭、排擠、雜交、疾病或寄生蟲傳染…

“When non-native bird species endanger native biodiversity, they are termed as invasive species. Types of impacts of invasive species include predation, competition, exclusion, genetic pollution, and the transmission of diseases and parasites.”

The invasion “stages”:

外來鳥種的入侵包含運輸、引進、建立族群及擴張四個階段。

“There are four stages involved in exotic bird species invasions: transport, introduction, the establishment of [wild] populations, and spread.”

On propagule pressure:

外來種能在野外建立族群的機率與釋放的頻度、數量及引入的次數呈現正相關…

“The probability of successful establishment of wild populations by non-native species is correlated with the number and frequency of release events as well as the the number of individuals released in each event.”

On resource-use overlap and competitive exclusion:

利用相同資源的生物間會有競爭排擠的作用,往往競爭力較弱的物種則會有滅絕的危險。

“The use of the same resources by organisms will result in competitive exclusion, usually leading the species that is the weaker competitor to be in danger of extinction.”

And just for fun, something about statistics:

利用卡方檢定做相關性分析,以無母數變方分析比較,所有測試都是雙尾檢定,顯著水準為0.05。

“Two-tailed chi-squared tests of non-independence and non-parametric tests of comparisons were conducted, with the level of significance at 0.05.”

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