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Restoring the Oceanic Island Ecosystem: Impact and Management of Invasive Alien Species in the Bonin Islands

Reports case studies of biological invasion in an island ecosystem
Presents research on multiple species
Highlights the latest achievements of ecosystem management

By: Kazuto Kawakami (Editor), Isamu Okochi (Editor)

216 pages, illustrations, tables


Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221500 | ISBN-13: 9784431546788
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Hardback | Mar 2010 | #186465 | ISBN-13: 9784431538585
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About this book

The Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands, part of a remote Japanese archipelago, are a typical hot spot of biological invasion. Indigenous fauna and flora, which had long evolved in isolation, suffered devastating deforestation and invasion by multiple alien species in the twentieth century. Studies on the impacts of green anoles, flatworms, goats, cats, black rats, and tree and shrub species, among others, have led to new policies in an attempt to arrest the irreversible damage to the island biota.

Restoring the Oceanic Island Ecosystem provides an overview of the research findings and countermeasures necessary for the successful management of island ecosystems. Based on research conducted over multiple species, Restoring the Oceanic Island Ecosystem provides a unique perspective on the integration of conservation projects running simultaneously in the Bonin Islands and on the diversity of their impacts.

"This book is an important source for invasion biologists. [...] all of the chapters are interesting and, as a comprehensive entree into the invasion biology of a remarkable but little known archipelago, Restoring the Oceanic Island Ecosystem is invaluable."
- Daniel Simberloff, Biological Invasions, Vol. 14, 2012


Part I The Bonin Islands
1 What's the Bonin Islands? – Kazuto Kawakami

Part II Impacts of Invasive Alien Species
2 Impacts of Invasive Alien Species on Native Ecosystems on the Bonin Islands – Naoki Kachi
3 The Cause of Mollusk Decline on the Ogasawara Islands – Isamu Okochi, Hiroki Sato, and Takashi Ohbayashi
4 Rapid Decline of Endemic Snails in the Ogasawara Islands, Western Pacific Ocean – Takashi Ohbayashi, Isamu Okochi, Hiroki Sato, Tsuyoshi Ono, and Satoshi Chiba
5 Food Habit of Platydemus manokwari De Beauchamp, 1962 (Tricladida: Terricola: Rhynchodemidae), known as a Predatory Flatworm of Land Snails in the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands, Japan – Takashi Ohbayashi, Isamu Okochi, Hiroki Sato, and Tsuyoshi Ono
6 High Predation Pressure by an Introduced Flatworm on Land Snails on the Oceanic Ogasawara Islands – Shinji Sugiura, Isamu Okochi, and Hisashi Tamada
7 Potential Impacts of the Invasive Flatworm Platydemus manokwari on Arboreal Snails – Shinji Sugiura and Yuichi Yamaura
8 Impacts of predation by the Invasive Black Rat Rattus rattus on the Bulwer's Petrel Bulwaria bulwerii in the Bonin Islands, Japan – Kazuto Kawakami, Kazuo Horikoshi, Hajime Suzuki, and Tetsuro Sasaki
9 Morphological and Ecological Shifts in a Land Snail caused by the Impact of an Introduced Predator – Satoshi Chiba
10 Bird Predation by Domestic Cats on Hahajima Island, Bonin Islands, Japan – Kazuto Kawakami and Hiroyoshi Higuchi
11 Feral Cat Predation on Seabirds on Hahajima, the Bonin Islands, Southern Japan – Kazuto Kawakami and Masaki Fujita
12 High Population Densities of an Exotic Lizard, Anolis carolinensis and its Possible Role as a Pollinator in the Ogasawara Islands – Isamu Okochi, Mayumi Yoshimura, Tetsuto Abe, and Hajime Suzuki
13 Why Have Endemic Pollinators Declined on the Ogasawara Islands? – Tetsuto Abe, Shun'ichi Makino, and Isamu Okochi
14 Vegetation Changes Between 1978, 1991 and 2003 in the Nakoudojima Island that had been Disturbed by Feral Goats – Kenji Hata, Jun-Ichirou Suzuki, and Naoki Kachi
15 Seed and Seedling Demography of Invasive and NativeTrees of Subtropical Pacific Islands – Naoko Yamashita, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Yoshio Hoshi, Hiromichi Kushima,and Koichi Kamo
16 Effects of an Alien Shrub Species, Leucaena leucocephala, on Establishment of Native Mid-Successional Tree Species after Disturbance in the National Park in the Chichijima Island, a Subtropical Oceanic Island – Kenji Hata, Jun-Ichirou Suzuki, and Naoki Kachi

Part III Countermeasure Against Invasive Species
17 Management of Invasive Alien Species in the Bonin Islands – Shun'ichi Makino
18 Species Diversity and Conservation of Mandarina, an Endemic Land Snail of the Ogasawara Islands – Satoshi Chiba
19 Hot Water Tolerance of Soil Animals: Utility of Hot Water Immersion in Preventing Invasions of Alien Soil Animals – Shinji Sugiura
20 Endemic Insects in the Ogasawara Islands: Negative Impacts of Alien Species and a Potential Mitigation Strategy – Haruki Karube
21 A Decrease in Endemic Odonates in the Ogasawara Islands, Japan – Mayumi Yoshimura and Isamu Okochi
22 Ecology and Control of the Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis), an Invasive Alien Species on the Ogasawara Islands – Mitsuhiko Toda, Hiroo Takahashi, Naomi Nakagawa, and Naozumi Sukigara
23 Eradication and Ecosystem Impacts of Rats in the Ogasawara Islands – Takuma Hashimoto
24 Eradication of the Invasive Tree Species Bischofia javanica and Restoration of Native Forests on the Ogasawara Islands – Nobuyuki Tanaka, Keita Fukasawa, Kayo Otsu, Emi Noguchi, and Fumito Koike
25 Predicting Future Invasion of an Invasive Alien Tree in a Japanese Oceanic Island by Process-Based Statistical Models using Recent Distribution Maps – Keita Fukasawa, Fumito Koike, Nobuyuki Tanaka, and Kayo Otsu
26 Beetle Responses to Artificial Gaps in an Oceanic Island Forest: Implications for Invasive Tree Management to Conserve Endemic Species Diversity – Shinji Sugiura, Yuichi Yamaura, Tomoyuki Tsuru, Hideaki Goto, Motohiro Hasegawa, Hiroshi Makihara, and Shun'ichi Makino
27 Reconstruction of the Ecosystem in the Bonin Islands – Kazuto Kawakami

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