Presents both ecological, biological and epidemiological aspects of invasive species, as well as the problem of disease organisms for agriculture and human health.
'This outstanding book is invaluable to managers across the entire spectrum of organizations with responsibilities for natural resources management.' Northeastern Naturalist Book Reviews, 10:3 (2003)
Part 1: Human dimensions. 2. The great reshuffling: how alien species help feed the global economy; J.A. McNeely. 3. Species invasions and the displacement of biological and cultural diversity; V. Shiva. 4. Nile perch in Lake Victoria: the balance between benefits and negative impacts of aliens; R. Ogutu-Ohwayo. 5. An alliance of biodiversity, agriculture, health and business interests for improved alien species management in Hawaii; A. Holt. Part 2: Ecology of introductions. 6. Invasive plant species and invasible ecosystems; M. Rejmanek. 7. Lag times in population explosions of invasive species: causes and implications; J.A. Crooks, M.E. Soule. 8. Modelling of the impact of biological invasions; R. Hengeveld. 9. Biological invasions and global change; H.A. Mooney, A. Hofgaard. 10.Introductions at the level of genes and populations; K. Hindar. 11. Alien species and emerging infectious diseases: past lessons and future implications; R.T. Bryan. 12. Effects of invading species on freshwater and estuarine ecosystems; P.B. Moyle. Part 3: International pathways. 13. The scale and ecological consequences of biological invasions in the World's oceans; J.T Carlton. 14. The Red Sea-Mediterranean link: unwanted effects of canals; C.F. Boudouresque. 15. Trade and exotic species introductions; P. Jenkins. 16. Commercial forestry and agroforestry as sources of invasive alien trees and shrubs; D.M. Richardson. 17. Consequences of spreading of pathogens and genes through an increasing trade in foods; E. Skjerve, Y.Wasteson. Part 4: Management tools. 18. Legal authorities for controlling alien species: a survey of tools and their effectiveness; M.J. Bean. 19. Strategies for preventing the world movement of invasive plants. A United States perspective; R. Westbrooks, R.E. Eplee. 20. Managing insect invasions by watching other countries; M.J. Samways. 21. Biological pest control and invasives; G. Oduor. Part 5: Country case studies. 22. Invasive species in Mauritius: examining the past and charting the future; W. Strahm. 23. Biodiversity conservation and the management of invasive animals in New Zealand; M.N. Clout. 24. South Africa's experience regarding alien species: impacts and controls; B.J. Huntley. 25. Managing alien species: the Australian experience; R.P. Pech. Part 6: Where do we go from here? 26. International instruments, processes, organizations and non-indigenous species introductions: is a protocol to the convention on biological diversity necessary? L. Glowka, C. de Klemm. 27. A Global Strategy for dealing with alien invasive species; H.A. Mooney.
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