Invasive species management : a handbook of principles and techniques / edited by Mick N. Clout and Peter A. Williams.Material type: TextSeries: Techniques in ecology and conservation seriesPublication details: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009. Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 308 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780191550751; 0191550752Subject(s): Biological invasions -- Prevention | Nonindigenous pests -- Control | Introduced organisms -- Control | Biological invasions -- Environmental aspects | Biodiversity conservation | SCIENCE -- Environmental Science (see also Chemistry -- Environmental) | NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Wilderness | NATURE -- Ecology | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology | Biodiversity conservation | Biological invasions -- Prevention | Nonindigenous pests -- Control | Invasion Biologie | Umweltbezogenes Management | Biology - General | Biology | Health & Biological SciencesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Invasive species management.DDC classification: 577/.18 LOC classification: QH353 | .I6185 2009ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-294) and index.
1. Biosecurity and quarantine for preventing invasive species / Glynn Maynard and David Nowell -- 2. Risk assessment of invasive species / Thomas J. Stohlgren and Catherine S. Jarnevich -- 3. Detection and early warning of invasive species / Tracy Holcombe and Thomas J. Stohlgren -- 4. Eradication of invasive species : progress and emerging issues in the 21st century / John P. Parkes and F. Dane Panetta -- 5. Principles of containment and control of invasive species / Tony Grice -- 6. Biological control of invasive species / Sean T. Murphy and Harry C. Evans -- 7. Public participation in invasive species management / Souad Boudjelas -- 8. International legal instruments and frameworks for invasive species / Maj De Poorter -- 9. Management of invasive terrestrial plants / Jodie S. Holt -- 10. Management of invasive aquatic plants / Julie A. Coetzee and Martin P. Hill -- 11. Management of invasive invertebrates : lessons from the management of an invasive alien ant / Peter T. Green and Dennis J. O'Dowd -- 12. Management of terrestrial vertebrate pests / John P. Parkes and Graham Nugent -- 13. Management of invasive fish / Nicholas Ling -- 14. Marine biosecurity : management options and response tools / Richard F. Piola [and others] -- 15. Management of interacting invasives : ecosystem approaches / Leigh S. Bull and Franck Courchamp.
Invasive alien species are a major and growing threat to biodiversity worldwide. The transport of organisms through increased levels of trade and tourism is leading to the widespread breaching of natural biogeographic barriers at unprecedented rates. Consequences can be severe, especially in naturally isolated ecosystems. Invasive alien species can cause the extinction of vulnerable endemic species, alter the structure and composition of communities, disrupt successional pathways, and lead to the loss of ecosystem services. Global climate change may further exacerbate the spread of alien specie.
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