Invasive Species Management: A Handbook of Techniques

Paperback | August 30, 2009

EditorMichael N. Clout, Peter A. Williams

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Invasive alien species are a major and growing threat to biodiversity worldwide. The transport of organisms through increased levels of trade and tourism is leading to the widespread breaching of natural biogeographic barriers at unprecedented rates. Consequences can be severe, especially innaturally isolated ecosystems. Invasive alien species can cause the extinction of vulnerable endemic species, alter the structure and composition of communities, disrupt successional pathways, and lead to the loss of ecosystem services. Global climate change may further exacerbate the spread ofalien species, as climatic zones shift and potential ranges alter. The effective management of invasive alien species is clearly a priority for biological conservation worldwide. This book first provides strategies for managing such species at successive invasion stages, from prevention at the border to control of major infestations. It then describes the generaltools and approaches that are recommended for successful management of particular groups of invasive organisms in a range of environments. In each case, the ecological basis and practical requirements of invasive alien species management are addressed.This integration of proven techniques and policies will be useful to a wide readership of students, academics, conservation practitioners, invasive species managers, legislators, and to the broader community concerned with biological conservation.

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Invasive alien species are a major and growing threat to biodiversity worldwide. The transport of organisms through increased levels of trade and tourism is leading to the widespread breaching of natural biogeographic barriers at unprecedented rates. Consequences can be severe, especially innaturally isolated ecosystems. Invasive alien...

Michael Clout is Professor of Conservation Ecology at the University of Auckland. Originally from the UK, he is a vertebrate ecologist and has worked on a range of invasive mammals and threatened native birds. He established the Invasive Species Specialist Group of SSC/IUCN and led it for 15 years. His primary research speciality is t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:August 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Michael N. Clout and Peter A. Williams: Introduction - Invasive Species and Conservation: a Global Challenge1. Glynn Maynard and David Nowell: Biosecurity and Quarantine for Preventing Invasive Species2. Thomas J. Stohlgren and Catherine S. Jarnevich: Risk Assessment of Invasive Species3. Tracy Holcombe and Thomas J. Stohlgren: Detection and Early Warning of Invasive Species4. John P. Parkes and F. Dane Panetta: Eradication of Invasive Species: Progress and Emerging Issues in the 21st Century5. Tony Grice: Principles of Containment and Control of Invasive Species6. Sean T. Murphy and Harry C. Evans: Biological Control of Invasive Species7. Souad Boudjelas: Public Participation in Invasive Species Management8. Maj De Poorter: International Legal Instruments and Frameworks for Invasive Species9. Jodie S. Holt: Management of Invasive Terrestrial Plants10. Julie A. Coetzee and Martin P. Hill: Management of Invasive Aquatic Plants11. Peter T. Green and Dennis J. O'Dowd: Management of Invasive Invertebrates: Lessons from the Management of an Invasive Alien Ant12. John P. Parkes and Graham Nugent: Management of Terrestrial Vertebrate Pests13. Nicholas Ling: Management of Invasive Fish14. Richard F. Piola, Chris M. Denny, Barrie M. Forrest, and Michael D. Taylor: Marine Biosecurity: Management Options and Response Tools15. Leigh S. Bull and Franck Courchamp: Management of Interacting Invasives: Ecosystem ApproachesReferencesIndex