Biological Invasions

Author: David Pimentel, Ph.D.
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439829918
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The impact of invasive species is second only to that of human population growth and associated activities as a cause of the loss of biodiversity throughout the world. In the United States, invasions of nonnative plants, animals, or microbes cause major environmental damage. The second edition of Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species represents the most current, single-source reference containing scientific and economic information on this timely subject. This volume reconfirms the diverse and unpredictable roles that non-native species assume as they invade new ecosystems: destruction of vital crops and forests, major damages to ecosystems leading to loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and water loss. The text provides information on how the non-native species invade new ecosystems, their subsequent environmental effects, and estimates on economic impacts. Biological Invasions supplies scientists, policymakers, and the public with a better understanding of the invading species and how to prevent their spread and improve control procedures.

Proceedings Of The Xii International Symposium On Biological Control Of Weeds

Author: M. H. Julien
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1845935063
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These proceedings contain the full-length papers and abstracts of papers presented at the symposium. Subjects covered include: ecology and modelling in biological control of weeds; benefits, risks and cost analysis of biological weed control; target and biological control agent selection; pre-release specificity and efficacy testing; regulations and public awareness; evolutionary processes; opportunities and constraints for the biological control of weeds in Europe; release activities and post-release evaluations; and management specifics, integration, restoration and implementation.

Ipm And Biological Control Of Weeds January 1986 April 1988

Author: Jayne T. MacLean
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Bioinvasions And Globalization

Author: Charles Perrings
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199560153
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This volume addresses the issue of biological invasions from both an ecological and economic perspective, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its implications for managing the causes and consequences of one of the most pressing environmental issues facing humans today.

Ecology Of Biological Invasion In The Tropics

Author: P. S. Ramakrishnan
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Indian Farming

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Alien Weeds In Moist Tropical Zones

Author: K. V. Sankaran
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In the Indian context.

Invasive Alien Plants

Author: J. R. Bhatt
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1845939077
File Size: 60,51 MB
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Invasive alien species are a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystems throughout the world. In India, a country with four of the world's most important 'biodiversity hotspots', the invasion of alien plants means risking a national ecological disaster with major social and economic consequences. Currently, there is insufficient information about invasive alien plants; their distribution, rate of spread and adaptability to new environments. This book reveals existing and potential invaders, evaluates the level of risk they pose to native species and suggests steps to manage spread and limit damage. Invaluable to policy-makers, this book is also required reading for researchers of invasive plants worldwide.

Encyclopedia Of Biological Invasions

Author: Dr. Daniel Simberloff
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520948432
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This pioneering encyclopedia illuminates a topic at the forefront of global ecology—biological invasions, or organisms that come to live in the wrong place. Written by leading scientists from around the world, Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions addresses all aspects of this subject at a global level—including invasions by animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria—in succinct, alphabetically arranged articles. Scientifically uncompromising, yet clearly written and free of jargon, the volume encompasses fields of study including biology, demography, geography, ecology, evolution, sociology, and natural history. Featuring many cross-references, suggestions for further reading, illustrations, an appendix of the world’s worst 100 invasive species, a glossary, and more, this is an essential reference for anyone who needs up-to-date information on this important topic. Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions features articles on: • Well-known invasive species such the zebra mussel, chestnut blight, cheatgrass, gypsy moth, Nile perch, giant African snail, and Norway rat • Regions with especially large numbers of introduced species including the Great Lakes, Mediterranean Sea, Hawaiian Islands, Australia, and New Zealand. • Conservation, ecological, economic, and human and animal health impacts of invasions around the world • The processes and pathways involved in invasion • Management of introduced species

Indian Review Of Life Sciences

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Tropical Ecosystems

Author: K. N. Ganeshaiah
Editor: Science Pub Incorporated
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The tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, comprising extremely fragile ecosystems, support more than 70 per cent of the world's biota in a complex labyrinth of ecological interactions. These regions are also home to nearly half of the world's human population and thus experience tremendous pressure on their natural resources. In the recent past, there has been a growing concern over the accelerating rate of deforestation in the tropics and the consequent loss of biodiversity. Reflecting these concerns, and seeking to review the threats and to arrive at possible solutions, an international conference on Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity and Human Welfare was organized in Bangalore, India from July 15-18, 2001. The contributions to this conference are compiled in this volume and reflect the most current scholarship on the patterns and processes underlying tropical ecosystems.

Annals Of Forestry

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American Forestry

Author: Society of American Foresters. Convention
Editor: Society Amer Foresters
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Forest Biodiversity

Author: K. Muthuchelian
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Transcript of papers presented in a national workshop held at Ooty, Tamil Nadu; organized by the National Biodiversity Authority.

Weed Technology

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Canadian Journal Of Forest Research

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Weeds In A Changing World

Author: C. H. Stirton
Editor: Bcpc Publications
ISBN: 9780948404931
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Biodiversity And Allelopathy

Author: Changhong Zhou
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The Ecology And Management Of Biological Invasions In Southern Africa

Author: I. A. W. Macdonald
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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Based on a symposium held by the South African National Programme for Ecosystem Research, this book has been compiled in response to the increasing realization worldwide, but notably in South Africa, that introduced species pose a true ecological and economic threat to agricultural and conservation activities. The authors review current knowledge and management practice in response to the invasive spread of introduced species in South Africa, and focus on the study of species which have invaded non-agricultural regions, thereby disrupting natural ecosystem processes. The ecological processes involved are described, as are basic principles of management of invasive species in protected ecosystems and grazing lands. Using case studies to demonstrate timing location rate, extent of spread, mode and motivation of introduction, impact, and control strategies for a variety of South African species, this unique work offers helpful guidelines for management and ecological understanding that can be applied internationally.