485 pages, 41 tables, 43 illus
A unique documentation of the introduced floras and faunas in the five regions of Mediterranean climate which both increases our understanding of the ecology of biological invasions, and points the way to more effective management of the biota of these regions. The book will prove valuable both to botanists and ecologists.
Paperback re-issue; originally published in 1991.
...a useful reference for its compiled liss of plant, mammal, and bird species hat have invaded the different Mediterranean regions...should be of interest to anyone intrigued by or working with alien species in a Mediterranean region, or as a reference for analyses of trends in biological invasions among geographic regions. - Curtis C. Daehler and Donald R. Strong, Plant Science Bulletin.
"...will certainly provide intriguing reading for anyone who is interested in rapidly unfolding biological phenomena." - Richard N. Mack, Science.
"This important volume should be of wide interest, not only to Mediterranean ecologists and students of biological invasions, but also to anyone whose research involves the structure, function, and stability of ecological communities." - Philip W. Rundel, Ecology.
"Collectively, the chapters in this book offer an excellent comprehensive overview of invasions in the five mediterranean regions by vascular plants, birds, and mammals...an excellent summary of material on a regionalized and identifiable, albeit geographically widespread ecosystem...will serve as an essential reference for libraries and should be in the possession of anyone who deals with the ecology of invasions or the flora and fauna of any of the meditterranean regions." - J. Whitfield Gibbons, Environmental Management.
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