what is the threat of invasive species

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Capstone Classroom
ISBN_10 : 9781410944726
Copyright Year : 2012-01-01
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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.

Genre : Introduced organisms
Publisher : Raintree
ISBN_10 : 9781406233933
Copyright Year : 2013-02-01
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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.

Genre : Introduced organisms
Publisher : Raintree
ISBN_10 : 9781406246902
Copyright Year : 2012
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Genre : Nature
Publisher : CABI
ISBN_10 : 9781786390981
Copyright Year : 2018-07-13
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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.

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN_10 : 9781433997259
Copyright Year : 2013-08-01
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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.

đź“’Invasive Alien Species by Harold A. Mooney

Genre : Nature
Publisher : Island Press
ISBN_10 : 9781559633635
Copyright Year : 2005-06-20
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DESCRIPTION : Invasive alien species are among today's most daunting environmental threats, costing billions of dollars in economic damages and wreaking havoc on ecosystems around the world. In 1997, a consortium of scientific organizations including SCOPE, IUCN, and CABI developed the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) with the explicit objective of providing new tools for understanding and coping with invasive alien species. Invasive Alien Species is the final report of GISP's first phase of operation, 1997-2000, in which authorities from more than thirty countries worked to examine invasions as a worldwide environmental hazard. The book brings together the world's leading scientists and researchers involved with invasive alien species to offer a comprehensive summary and synthesis of the current state of knowledge on the subject. Invasive alien species represent a critical threat to natural ecosystems and native biodiversity, as well as to human economic vitality and health. The knowledge gained to date in understanding and combating invasive alien species can form a useful basis on which to build strategies for controlling or minimizing the effects in the future. Invasive Alien Species is an essential reference for the international community of investigators concerned with biological invasions.

đź“’Turning The Tide by C. R. Veitch

Genre : Science
Publisher : IUCN
ISBN_10 : 9782831706825
Copyright Year : 2002-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : 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 lessons are learned from each and every one of these attempts, whether successful or unsuccessful. This publication is intended to share with a wider audience the insights and practical experience gained.

đź“’Plant Invaders by Quentin C.B. Cronk

Genre : Nature
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781134203581
Copyright Year : 2014-04-08
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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.

Genre : Science
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781136461255
Copyright Year : 2012-03-12
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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.

Genre : Science
Publisher : CABI
ISBN_10 : 9781845939076
Copyright Year : 2012
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DESCRIPTION : 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.