Author : Eve Hartman
Publisher : Capstone Classroom
Release : 2012-01-01
Pages : 48
ISBN : 9781410944726
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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DESCRIPTION : This book examines various invasive species from around the world and how they were introduced into habitats that were inappropriate.

Author : Eve Hartman
Publisher : Raintree
Release : 2013-02-01
Pages : 48
ISBN : 9781406233933
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Introduced organisms

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DESCRIPTION : With its high-interest, magazine-like design and approach, this series teaches science in a way that appeals to teenagers. Digestible chunks of information, along with clear introductions and summaries of content in each chapter, encourage reluctant readers to approach, read, and learn important science content.

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Publisher : Raintree
Release : 2012
Pages : 46
ISBN : 9781406246902
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Introduced organisms

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Author : Eve Hartman
Publisher : Capstone Classroom
Release : 2012-01-01
Pages : 48
ISBN : 9781410944726
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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DESCRIPTION : This book examines various invasive species from around the world and how they were introduced into habitats that were inappropriate.

Author : Giuseppe Mazza
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2018-07-13
Pages : 208
ISBN : 9781786390981
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Nature

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DESCRIPTION : Invasive alien plants and animals are known for their disruption of ecosystems and threat to biodiversity. This book highlights their major impact on human health. This includes not only direct effects through contact with the species via bites, wounds and disease, but also indirect effects caused by changes induced in ecosystems by invasive species, such as more water hyacinth increasing mosquito levels and thereby the potential for malaria. Covering a wide range of case studies from different taxa (animals and plants), and giving an overview of the diverse impacts of invasive species on health in developed and developing countries, the book is a significant contribution that will help in prioritizing approaches to controlling invasive species and mitigating their health effects. It covers invasive plants, marine species, spiders and other arachnids, ticks and dust mites, insects, mosquitos and other diptera, freshwater species (invertebrates and fishes), amphibians and reptiles, birds and mammals. The broad spectrum of the analyzed case studies will ensure the appeal of the book to a wide public, including researchers of biological invasions, doctors, policy-makers and managers, and students of invasive species in ecology, animal and plant biology and public health medicine.

Author : Karen O'Connor
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Release : 2013-08-01
Pages : 48
ISBN : 9781433997259
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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DESCRIPTION : In this book, readers discover how humans' movements have impacted biomes, introducing invasive species that have brought some native species to the brink of extinction. It offers a look at the science and historical contexts behind invasive species, and shows how plants and animals battle for resources against unwanted competition.

Author : Robert A. Francis
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-03-12
Pages : 484
ISBN : 9781136461248
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Science

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DESCRIPTION : Invasive non-native species are a major threat to global biodiversity. Often introduced accidentally through international travel or trade, they invade and colonize new habitats, often with devastating consequences for the local flora and fauna. Their environmental impacts can range from damage to resource production (e.g. agriculture and forestry) and infrastructure (e.g. buildings, road and water supply), to human health. They consequently can have major economic impacts. It is a priority to prevent their introduction and spread, as well as to control them. Freshwater ecosystems are particularly at risk from invasions and are landscape corridors that facilitate the spread of invasives. This book reviews the current state of knowledge of the most notable global invasive freshwater species or groups, based on their severity of economic impact, geographic distribution outside of their native range, extent of research, and recognition of the ecological severity of the impact of the species by the IUCN. As well as some of the very well-known species, the book also covers some invasives that are emerging as serious threats. Examples covered include a range of aquatic and riparian plants, insects, molluscs, crustacea, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, as well as some major pathogens of aquatic organisms. The book also includes overview chapters synthesizing the ecological impact of invasive species in fresh water and summarizing practical implications for the management of rivers and other freshwater habitats.

Author : Quentin C.B. Cronk
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-04-08
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781134203581
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Nature

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DESCRIPTION : A practical guide to the protection and management of ecosystems against invasions by non-indigenous plant species. The authors seek to offer an accessible account of the subject and how to protect natural habitats. The majority of countries suffer from invasive plants and there are case studies from North America, Europe, Australia, South and South East Asia and the Pacific and Atlantic islands. There is also a list of invasive species, with their countries of origin and regions of introduction.

Author : Leslie Anthony
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2017-10-24
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9780300231618
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Nature

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DESCRIPTION : A thoughtful, accessible look at the rapidly growing issue of invasive plants, animals, and microbes around the globe with a focus on the scientific issues and ecological, health, and other challenges From an award-winning adventure and science journalist comes an eye-opening exploration of a burgeoning environmental phenomenon and the science coalescing around it. Leslie Anthony leads readers on adventures physical and philosophical as he explores how and why invasive species are hijacking ecosystems around the globe. Weaving science, travel, history, and humor with diverse examples to chart and describe the phases of species invasion and human response, Anthony introduces field researchers and managers who seek to understand the biological, social, and economic aspects of this complex issue, and whose work collectively suggests the emergence of a global shadow economy centered on invasives. With tales of pythons in the Everglades, Asian carp and lamprey in the Great Lakes, Japanese knotweed seemingly everywhere, and the invasive organisms we don’t see—pathogens and microbes such as the Zika virus—this book rivets attention on a new ecological reality.

Author : Shibu Jose
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2013-01-09
Pages : 302
ISBN : 9781439881279
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Nature

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DESCRIPTION : Invasion of non-native plant species, which has a significant impact on the earth's ecosystems, has greatly increased in recent years due to expanding trade and transport among different countries. Understanding the ecological principles underlying the invasive process as well as the characteristics of the invasive plants is crucial for making good