Biological Invasions and Global Insect Decline offers the most updated knowledge on how invasive alien species affect insect diversity worldwide. The book provides ongoing research and the most relevant information, covering the main aspects of the impact of biological invasions as well as future insights on mitigation and consequences. It discusses how the introduction of all kinds of organisms, from bacteria and plants to vertebrates, affects current declines in insect diversity. The latter portion of the book delves into existent and future monitoring and management programs, including citizen science and regenerative ecology as socio-ecological solutions to combat these threats.
Written and edited by international experts on invasion ecology and insect conservation, this book explores the role of global change and the introduction of invasive species in altering the structure of habitats and how this induces a global insect decline. This will be a valuable resource for entomologists, invasion biologists and other researchers in biodiversity conservation, as well as practitioners and stakeholders concerned about problematic invasive alien species and insect population decline.
Part I: Biodiversity and Consequences of Insect Decline
1. Biodiversity and the Importance of Insect Diversity
2. The Problem of Insect Decline
Part II: Impacts of Invasive Alien Species on Insect Diversity
3. Invasive Alien Plants and Insect Diversity
4. Invasive Alien Insects and Insect Diversity
5. Other Invasive Alien Invertebrates and Insect Diversity
6. Invasive Alien Vertebrates and Insect Diversity
7. Pathogens and Indirect Invasions affecting Insect Decline
Part III: Lessons from Monitoring and Management Programs: Citizen Science and Regenerative Ecology as a Socio-Ecological Solutions
8. The Role of Citizen Science in Monitoring Programs
9. The Management of Invasive Alien Species as a Solution to Reduce Insect Decline
10. Biological Invasions and Climate Change: A challenge for Insect Conservation Programs
11. Future Insights: What can we do to Mitigate Biological Invasions and Promote Insect Conservation?
12. Invasive Alien Vertebrates and Insect Diversity
13. Pathogens and Indirect Invasions affecting Insect Decline
Part IV: Lessons from Monitoring and Management Programs: Citizen Science and Regenerative Ecology as a Socio-Ecological Solutions
14. The Role of Citizen Science in Monitoring Programs
15. The Management of Invasive Alien Species as a Solution to Reduce Insect Decline
16. Biological Invasions and Climate Change: A challenge for Insect Conservation Programs
17. Future Insights: What can we do to Mitigate Biological Invasions and Promote Insect Conservation?
Dr Jonatan Rodríguez is a post-doctoral researcher for the Institute of Botany at the Czech Academy of Sciences. He received his PhD in Terrestrial Ecosystems, Sustainable Use and Environmental Implications from the University of Vigo in Spain. As well as contributing numerous journal articles and three book chapters, he joined as an Editorial Board Member of Flora in April 2020.
Dr Petr Pyšek is the Head of the Department of Invasion Ecology at the Czech Academy of Sciences. He received his PhD in Applied Ecology from the Czech Agricultural University. Currently, he is a member of the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group and the Neobiota (European Group on Biological Invasions) Board, as well as serving as editor and guest editor for numerous journals on biological invasions. His primary research areas include biological invasions, macroecology, biodiversity, plant population and community ecology, vegetation succession, and urban flora and vegetation.
Dr Ana Novoa is a resident researcher and scientist for the Institute of Botany at the Czech Academy of Sciences. She received her PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Vigo in Spain. Her research expertise includes invasion biology, invasive species, and biodiversity, on which she has published numerous journal articles and co-authored book chapters. She is currently the Associate Editor of Biological Invasions and guest editor for numerous other journals including the Journal of Environmental Management.