Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions (Encyclopedias of the by Daniel Simberloff, Marcel Rejmanek

By Daniel Simberloff, Marcel Rejmanek

This pioneering encyclopedia illuminates a subject matter on the vanguard of worldwide ecology--biological invasions, or organisms that come to stay within the flawed position. Written via major scientists from worldwide, Encyclopedia of organic Invasions addresses all points of this topic at a world level--including invasions by way of animals, crops, fungi, and bacteria--in succinct, alphabetically prepared articles. Scientifically uncompromising, but in actual fact written and freed from jargon, the amount encompasses fields of analysis together with biology, demography, geography, ecology, evolution, sociology, and normal background. that includes many cross-references, feedback for extra studying, illustrations, an appendix of the world's worst a hundred invasive species, a thesaurus, and extra, this is often an important reference for someone who wishes up to date details in this very important topic.Encyclopedia of organic Invasions beneficial properties articles on:• famous invasive species such the zebra mussel, chestnut blight, cheatgrass, gypsy moth, Nile perch, substantial African snail, and Norway rat• areas with in particular huge numbers of brought species together with the good Lakes, Mediterranean Sea, Hawaiian Islands, Australia, and New Zealand.• Conservation, ecological, monetary, and human and animal future health affects of invasions all over the world• The techniques and pathways enthusiastic about invasion• administration of brought species

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And can heighten their impacts on natural ecosystems. For example, snow geese (Chen caerulescens) in North America spend the winter feeding in agricultural fields in their overwintering range. Given this highly nutritious food source, they return to their breeding grounds in better condition, where they then produce more offspring. In some areas, they have increased to the point that they are causing ecological damage to the tundra. Agricultural livestock, including feral swine, goats, and rabbits, cause damage in natural ecosystems.

Pheidole megacephala and Anoplolepis gracilipes originated in Africa (or Asia for A. gracilipes). These species now occur on most continents and many isolated oceanic islands. The introduced range of A. gracilipes includes southern Africa, southern Asia, the �Caribbean, and several islands in the Indian and Pacific oceans. , California, the Mediterranean coast of Europe, coastal Australia, parts of New Zealand). Solenopsis invicta became established in the southern United States in the 1930s and has since spread as far west as Texas and California and as far north as Maryland and Delaware in the United States.

The United Nations) are increasingly engaging nongovernmental organizations and the private sector in supportive roles. For example, the CBD recently called on the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) to work with GISP to create a toolkit of best management practices for reducing risks associated with the pet trade as a release pathway. If this trend continues, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations will be better poised to help raise the capacity of governments to participate in and enact both legally binding and “soft law” tools aimed at minimizing the impact of invasive species.

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