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Invasive Species : What Everyone Needs to Know?.

Author: Daniel Simberloff
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: What everyone needs to know.
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An introduction to various topics related to invasive species, including their introduction, which areas have incurred the most biological invasions, and how the rates of biological invasions have shifted in recent years.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Simberloff, Daniel.
Invasive Species : What Everyone Needs to Know?
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Simberloff
ISBN: 9780199922024 0199922020
OCLC Number: 960165977
Notes: 9.2. When should an introduction simply be tolerated?
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages).
Contents: FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1 General Introduction; 1.1. What is a biological invasion?; 1.2. When did the study of biological invasions begin?; 1.3. Why are biological invasions important?; 1.4. What controversies surround invasions and their management?; 2 Magnitude, Geography, and Time Course of Invasions; 2.1. How many introduced species become invasive?; 2.2. How many biological invasions are there?; 2.3. Where do most biological invaders come from, and where do they go?; 2.4. When have invasions occurred and by what means? How have rates of invasions changed? 2.5. Why are island ecosystems especially vulnerable?2.6. How are introduced species distributed among habitats, and how do they get around?; 3 Ecological Effects of Introduced Species-Straightforward Impacts; 3.1. How do biological invasions modify habitats?; 3.2. How do invaders compete with native species?; 3.3. What are the impacts of introduced predators?; 3.4. What are the impacts of introduced herbivores?; 3.5. What roles do introduced parasites and diseases play?; 3.6. How does hybridization with invaders affect native species? 4 Impacts of Invasions-Complications and Impacts on Humans4.1. What is an indirect effect?; 4.2. What is invasional meltdown?; 4.3. Why do many impacts occur only after a time lag?; 4.4. Do invaders ever just go away on their own?; 4.5. What are the economic impacts of biological invasions?; 4.6. What are the public health consequences of biological invasions?; 5 Evolution of Introduced and Native Species; 5.1. What is the paradox of invasion genetics?; 5.2. How do introduced species evolve?; 5.3. How do introduced pathogens and native hosts coevolve? 5.4. How do native species evolve in response to invasions?5.5. How does hybridization affect natives and invaders?; 5.6. What are the enemy release and EICA hypotheses?; 5.7. How can the paradox of invasion genetics be resolved?; 6 How and Why Do Invasions Occur?; 6.1. Why do people deliberately introduce animals?; 6.2. Why do people introduce plants?; 6.3. What were acclimatization societies?; 6.4. What are some unusual motives for introducing animals?; 6.5. What are stepping stones?; 6.6. How do unintended introductions occur?; 7 Can We Predict Species Invasions? 7.1. Can we predict which species will become invasive if they are introduced?7.2. What is risk assessment for biological invasions?; 7.3. How is risk assessed for unplanned introductions?; 8 How Are Species Introductions Regulated?; 8.1. What international agreements address biological invasions?; 8.2. How do national regulatory frameworks differ?; 8.3. Do further introductions matter once a species has invaded?; 8.4. How could economic measures aid regulation and management?; 9 Detection and Eradication of Introduced Species; 9.1. What is an early detection and rapid response system?
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.

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An introduction to various topics related to invasive species, including their introduction, which areas have incurred the most biological invasions, and how the rates of biological invasions have shifted in recent years.

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