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Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services

  • Equips readers with ready access to the latest thinking in ecosystem services as relating to biological invasions
  • Describe a wide range of impacts by non-native microorganisms on a wide range of species including humans
  • Integrates research dispersed across disciplines that is essential for best management of biological invasions
  • Provides a comprehensive information system of the worst invaders to different productive and socio-economic sectors

Series: Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology Volume: 12

By: Montserrat Vilà(Editor), Philip E Hulme(Editor), Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias(Foreword By)

354 pages, 51 colour photos and illustrations, 18 b/w illustrations, tables


Hardback | Feb 2017 | #233061 | ISBN-13: 9783319451190
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About this book

Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services presents an analysis of the ecological, economic and social threats posed by the introduction and spread of non-native species. It provides a comprehensive description of impacts of non-native species from all five kingdoms of life across all ecosystems of the world. New insights into the impacts arising from biological invasions are generated through taking an ecosystem services perspective. Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services highlights that management of biological invasions is needed not only to sustain biodiversity and the environment, but also to safeguard productive sectors such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries, as well as to preserve human health and well-being.


1. Introduction

Part I: Introduction
2. Changes in primary production and carbon sequestration after invasion
3. Modification of habitat quality and stability by non-native species
4. Alteration of nitrogen cycling as a result of invasion
5. Hydrological impacts of biological invasions

Part II: Impacts on provisioning services
6. Decreases in crop production by non-native weeds, pests and pathogens
7. Impact of non-native pests and pathogens on forestry
8. Interference with aquaculture and fisheries
9. Impacts of non-native species on livestock and genetic resources

Part III: Impacts on regulating services
10. Displacement and local extinction of native and endemic species
11. Infections and diseases in wildlife by non-native organisms
12. Non-target effects of biological control agents
13. Disruption of pollinator services
14. Impact of invasions on water quality in marine and freshwater environments
15. Damage to infrastructures
16. Alteration of disturbance regimes

Part IV: Impacts on cultural services and human well-being
17. Spread of vectored non-native human diseases
18. Impacts of non-native animal toxins and injuries to human health
19. Use of non-native species in developing economies and for poverty alleviation
20. Non-native species and the aesthetics of nature

Part V: Synthesis

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