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Detecting and Responding to Alien Plant Incursions

Handbook / Manual

Series: Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

By: John R Wilson(Editor), F Dane Panetta(Editor), Cory Lindgren(Editor), Marcel Rejmánek(Foreword By)

265 pages, 70 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 14 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Oct 2016 | #229248 | ISBN-13: 9781107479487
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Ecologists, land managers and policymakers continue to search for the most effective ways to manage biological invasions. An emerging lesson is that proactive management can limit negative impacts, reduce risks and save money. Detecting and Responding to Alien Plant Incursions explores how to detect and respond to alien plant incursions, summarising the most current literature, providing practical recommendations and reviewing the conditions and processes necessary to achieve prevention, eradication and containment. Chapter topics include assessing invasiveness and the impact of alien plants, how to improve surveillance efforts, how to make timely management decisions, and how legislation and strategic planning can support management. Each chapter includes text boxes written by international experts that discuss topical issues such as spatial predictive modelling, costing invasions, biosecurity, biofuels, and dealing with conflict species.


1. Introduction
Box 1.1 Incursion response in New Zealand Philip E. Hulme

2. Prediction (pre- and post-border)
Box 2.1 Plant traits associated with impact on native plant species richness Montserrat Vilà, Rudolf P. Rohr, José L. Espinar, Philip E. Hulme, Jan Pergl, Johannes J. Le Roux, Urs Schaffner and Petr Pyšek
Box 2.2 Lag phases: theory, data, and practical implications Petr Pyšek
Box 2.3 Species distribution models Jane Elith

3. Detection and delimitation
Box 3.1 Risk mapping to underpin post-border weed management activities Rieks D. van Klinken and Justine V. Murray
Box 3.2 Estimating detectability using search experiments Cindy E. Hauser and Joslin L. Moore

4. Evaluation of management options
Box 4.1 Is it feasible to eradicate or contain plant incursions in the Galapagos Islands? Mark R. Gardener

5. Evaluation of management performance
Box 5.1 Allocating resources Oscar Cacho

6. Legislation and agreements
Box 6.1 Legislation in Antarctica Dana M. Bergstrom and Justine D. Shaw
Box 6.2 Regulating the use of potential invaders for bioenergy Lauren D. Quinn
Box 6.3 Managing invasive ornamental trees Curtis C. Daehler

7. Strategies and actions
Box 7.1 National strategies for dealing with biological invasions, South Africa as an example Brian W. van Wilgen
Box 7.2 Costing invasions in the UK Richard H. Shaw

8. Implementation
Box 8.1 What is a Cooperative Weed Management Area? Al Tasker
Box 8.2 The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization: co-ordinating the response to invasive plants across borders Sarah Brunel
Box 8.3 Invasive species Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR): a land conservation challenge for the twenty-first century Randy Westbrooks and Steven Manning
Box 8.4 Raising awareness about invasive plants in Portugal Elizabete Marchante and Hélia Marchante

9. Conclusions and future directions

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- Philip E. Hulme
- Montserrat Vilà
- Rudolf P. Rohr
- José L. Espinar
- Jan Pergl
- Johannes J. Le Roux
- Urs Schaffner
- Petr Pyšek
- Jane Elith
- Rieks D. van Klinken
- Justine V. Murray
- Cindy E. Hauser
- Joslin L. Moore
- Mark R. Gardener
- Oscar Cacho
- Dana M. Bergstrom
- Justine D. Shaw
- Lauren D. Quinn
- Curtis C. Daehler
- Brian W. van Wilgen
- Richard H. Shaw
- Al Tasker
- Sarah Brunel
- Randy Westbrooks
- Steven Manning
- Elizabete Marchante
- Hélia Marchante

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