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Main Title Biological Invasions [electronic resource] /
Author Nentwig, Wolfgang.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2007
Call Number QH540-549.5
ISBN 9783540369202
Subjects Life sciences. ; Animal ecology. ; Biodiversity. ; Plant Ecology. ; Conservation biology. ; Environmental management. ; Environmental economics.
Internet Access
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Collation XXV, 446 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Biological Invasions: why it Matters -- Biological Invasions: why it Matters -- Pathways of Biological Invasions -- Pathways in Animal Invasions -- Pathways in Plant Invasions -- Is Ballast Water a Major Dispersal Mechanism for Marine Organisms? -- Waterways as Invasion Highways - Impact of Climate Change and Globalization -- Traits of a Good Invader -- Integrating Ecological and Evolutionary Theory of Biological Invasions -- Traits Associated with Invasiveness in Alien Plants: Where Do we Stand? -- Do Successful Invaders Exist? Pre-Adaptations to Novel Environments in Terrestrial Vertebrates -- Patterns of Invasion and Invasibility -- Effects of Land Management Practices on Plant Invasions in Wildland Areas -- Nitrogen Enrichment and Plant Invasions: the Importance of Nitrogen-Fixing Plants and Anthropogenic Eutrophication -- From Ecosystem Invasibility to Local,Regional and Global Patterns of Invasive Species -- Will Climate Change Promote Alien Plant Invasions? -- Ecological Impact of Biological Invasions -- Impacts of Invasive Species on Ecosystem Services -- Biological Invasions by Marine Jellyfish -- Effects of Invasive Non-Native Species on the Native Biodiversity in the River Rhine -- Hybridization and Introgression Between Native and Alien Species -- Genetically Modified Organisms as Invasive Species? -- Economy and Socio-Economy of Biological Invasions -- Plant,Animal, and Microbe Invasive Species in the United States and World -- Socio-Economic Impact and Assessment of Biological Invasions -- Prevention and Management of Biological Invasions -- Economic Analysis of Invasive Species Policies -- Phytosanitary Measures to Prevent the Introduction of Invasive Species -- Limits and Potentialities of Eradication as a Tool for Addressing Biological Invasions -- Pros and Cons of Biological Control -- General Conclusion, or what Has to be Done now?. Yet another book on "Biological Invasions"? It is true,the market already p- vides several recent works on this topic and,in the next few years,probably many more will follow.There are,however,two important points which argue in favour of the relevance and need of exactly this book. Most books on biological invasions treat only a small part of the subject. They cover either invasive plants or invasive pest arthropods,address invasive species of a country,an island or a habitat,discuss the impact of alien species on economy or evolution, or gather an impressive number of case studies. This book is clearly different insofar that it attempts to cover all (or at least most) of these undoubtedly very important topics.A joint effort of 42 speci- ists, it deals with plants and animals, includes both the terrestrial and the aquatic environment,guides us from ecology via economy to socio-economy, and comprises also administrative and management aspects.Our intention is a strong focus on mechanisms and so,in the opening chapters we analyse the main pathways of biological invasions and discuss the traits of good invaders.