Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions

Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions

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This pioneering encyclopedia illuminates a topic at the forefront of global ecologya€”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 levela€”including invasions by animals, plants, fungi, and bacteriaa€”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 worlda€™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: a€c Well-known invasive species such the zebra mussel, chestnut blight, cheatgrass, gypsy moth, Nile perch, giant African snail, and Norway rat a€c Regions with especially large numbers of introduced species including the Great Lakes, Mediterranean Sea, Hawaiian Islands, Australia, and New Zealand. a€c Conservation, ecological, economic, and human and animal health impacts of invasions around the world a€c The processes and pathways involved in invasion a€c Management of introduced speciesinto new regions, such as northern Europe, and for dengue and even yellow fever into North America. ... Transmission dynamics and changing epidemiology of West Nile virus. ... Among these factors, invasions by nonna- tive forest insects are a particularly serious problem with potentially severe ecological and economic consequences. ... Several of these insects, such as the emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis, the Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis, and theanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions
Author: Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Dr. Marcel Rejmanek
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2011-01-02

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