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Nature out of place : biological invasions in the Global Age

Author: Jason Van Driesche; Roy Van Driesche
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island, 2004.
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A stream of invasions is changing many ecosystems around the world from productive, tightly integrated webs of native species to loose assemblages of stressed native species and aggressive invaders.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Van Driesche; Roy Van Driesche
ISBN: 1559637587 9781559637589
OCLC Number: 63211959
Description: 365 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: From endemic to generic. Feral pigs and the destruction of Hawaii's native forests --
Private worlds. The relationship between ecological isolation and biodiversity --
The great mixers. Transportation technology and the spread of invasive species --
Refuge for the mussels. Biotic integrity and Zebra mussel invasion in the Ohio River Basin --
Rolling the ecological dice. Invasiveness, invasibility, and the ecological consequences of invasion --
Fading forests. Invasive pests and forest destruction in Eastern North America --
Guilty until proven innocent. Preventing nonnative species invasions --
After all the sheep are gone. The recovery of Santa Cruz island after 140 years of grazing --
Holding the line. Chemical and mechanical control of nonnative species invasions --
Fighting the green wildfire. Integrated management of leafy spurge on the great Plains --
The search for balance. Using biological control to restore invaded natural areas --
The gift of meaning. Public involvement in ecological restoration in Madison, Wisconsin --
Bringing it home. Increasing public awareness of alien species impacts in Hawai'i --
Going local. Personal actions for a native planet.
Responsibility: Jason Van Driesche, Roy Van Driesche.

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