Invasive Species Books

  • Invasive Plants and Forest Ecosystems

    Invasive non-native species pose one of the greatest challenges for natural resource managers who are charged with the maintenance of biological diversity and the sustainable production of forest resources. With international contributors presenting an informed and integrated approach to the control of havoc-wrecking species, Invasive Plants and ...

  • Assessment and control of biological invasion risks

    Biological invasion, an issue of growing importance due to the significant increase in international transportation and trade, can disturb the balance of local ecosystems and even destroy them. This collection of papers presented at the International Conference on Assessment and Control of Biological Invasion Risks held in August 2004 at Yokohama ...

  • Assessment and Control of Biological Invasion Risks

    Biological invasion, an issue of growing importance due to the significant increase in international transportation and trade, can disturb the balance of local ecosystems and even destroy them. This collection of papers presented at the International Conference on Assessment and Control of Biological Invasion Risks held in August 2004 at Yokohama ...

  • Report for Great Lakes Protection Fund: Potential Federal Preemption of Laws in the Great Lakes States

    Introduced to the Senate on February 10, 2005, Senate Bill 363 (S. 363, the Ballast Water Management Act) proposes to amend the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to establish a national approach for managing invasive species in ballast water. The proposed legislation also includes a declaration that federal ballast ...

  • Under Ground

    Let's get dirty. In childhood, the back yard, the flowerbed, the beach, the mucky place where land slips into puddles, lakes, and streams are infinitely fascinating. It is a mistake to leave that 'childish' fascination with mud and dirt behind. The soils of the Earth, whether underneath our feet or pressurized beneath tons of ocean water, hold ...

  • Under Ground: How Creatures of Mud and Dirt Shape Our World

    Let's get dirty. In childhood, the back yard, the flowerbed, the beach, the mucky place where land slips into puddles, lakes, and streams are infinitely fascinating. It is a mistake to leave that ''childish'' fascination with mud and dirt behind. The soils of the Earth, whether underneath our feet or pressurized beneath tons of ocean water, hold ...

  • Alien Species and Evolution: The Evolutionary Ecology of Exotic Plants, Animals, Microbes, and Interacting Native Species

    “Cox convincingly makes the case that evolution is central to any understanding of invasions...” -Nature“A stimulating and readable review...” -Plant Talk“Cox has written a must-have book.” -CHOICEIn Alien Species and Evolution, biologist George W. Cox reviews and synthesizes emerging information on the evolutionary changes that occur in plants, ...

  • Harmful Invasive Species: Legal Responses

    Harmful Invasive Species: Legal Responses describes the law and policy regarding harmful non-indigenous species in six countries: New Zealand, Germany, South Africa, Argentina, Poland, and the U.S. It addresses three international and cross-cutting dimensions of harmful non-indigenous species policy: quarantine systems, trade issues, and the ...

  • Alien invasive species in Africa's wetlands : some threats and solutions

    Wetlands in Africa are increasingly being recognised as ecosystems of extreme importance to man and biodiversity. However, the management of these wetlands has been impacted by alien invasive species that specialize on aquatic (and semi-aquatic) systems. This booklet introduces alien wetland invaders by describing seven of the worst species ...

  • Halting the Invasion: State Tools for Invasive Species Management Report

    Non-native invasive species significantly threaten the ecological integrity of our nation's natural systems. They displace native plants and animals, disrupt ecological processes, upset the stability of our ecosystems, and can permanently change our natural landscapes. Even though many invasive species are not regulated or controlled federally, ...

  • Turning the tide : the eradication of invasive species, proceedings of the International conference on eradication of island invasives

    This collection of 52 papers and 21 abstracts focuses on sharing available knowledge to combat the threat of invasive alien species. Turning the tide of biological invasion by eradicating invasive species can yield substantial benefits for biodiversity conservation. As more eradications are attempted worldwide, it is increasingly important that ...

  • Invasive plants and animals : is there a way out?

    Alien invasive species are considered by the Species Survival Commission to be the second largest threat to indigenous species, following habitat destruction. The Netherlands Committee of IUCN has drawn attention to the growing number of invasive species and organized a conference on the issue in September 2000. This publication contains array of ...

  • The great reshuffling : human dimensions of invasive alien species

    While the issue of invasive alien species (IAS) has important biological components, the human dimensions deserve much greater attention. Humans, with all their diversity of quirks, strengths, and weaknesses, are at the heart of the problem of IAS and, paradoxically, also at the heart of the solution. This compilation of papers delivered during a ...

  • A guide to designing legal and institutional frameworks on alien invasive species

    This guide seeks to help by providing national law and policy makers with practical information and guidance for developing of strengthening legal and institutional frameworks on alien invasive species, consistent with Article 8(h) of the CBD, as well as pertinent obligations under other international instruments. It provides a structured ...

  • Alien Reptiles and Amphibians

    The conservation threat posed by invasive alien species has become well-recognized over the past two decades, even as the problem continues to increase rapidly in scope. Research and management attention to this issue has, however, been taxonomically biased toward groups having large, obvious impacts, and the invasive potential of other organisms ...

  • Biological Invasions in New Zealand

    Man’s recent colonization of New Zealand has dramatically altered the resident biota and resulted in the introduction of numerous alien organisms to these once remote islands. In reverse, there is increasing evidence of a lesser known export of species to other regions of the world. This volume presents an in-depth review of the level and rate of ...

  • Filling the Gaps: Ten Strategies to Strengthen Invasive Species Management in Florida Report

    Filling the Gaps: Ten Strategies to Strengthen Invasive Species Management in Florida analyzes gaps and conflicts, as well as opportunities, in the federal and state legal framework for invasive species management in Florida. Report findings include prevention policies, control and management, research, education, outreach and public partnership, ...

  • Handbook of Alien Species in Europe

    Biological invasions by alien (non-native) species are widely recognized as a significant component of human-caused global environmental change and the second most important cause of biodiversity decline. Alien species threaten many European ecosystems and have serious environmental, economic and health impacts. The DAISIE (Delivering Alien ...

  • Invasive Species Control: A Comprehensive Model State Law Report

    Invasive Species Control: a Comprehensive Model State Law provides the statutory framework for a comprehensive state program to detect, control, and manage the threat of invasive species across all taxa. The structure of the model law is based generally on the 17 state tools for managing invasive species identified in ELI’s report Halting ...

  • Invasive Species and Biodiversity Management

    The invasive species problem will become increasingly important in the years to come. Trade, travel and tourism are rapidly globalized, and border controls are reduced. This affects natural ecosystems in which aggressive invaders may have disastrous effects. 'New' diseases affect human, animal and crop health. The Convention on Biological ...

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