Plant Invasions in Protected Areas: Patterns, Problems and Challenges by Llewellyn C. FoxcroftPlant Invasions in Protected Areas: Patterns, Problems and Challenges by Llewellyn C. Foxcroft

Plant Invasions in Protected Areas: Patterns, Problems and Challenges

byLlewellyn C. FoxcroftEditorPetr Py, David M. Richardson

Hardcover | December 18, 2013

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This book is the first comprehensive global review of all aspects of alien plant invasions in protected areas. It provides insights into advances in invasion ecology emanating from work in protected areas, and the link to locally relevant management support for protected areas. The book provides in-depth case studies, illuminating interesting and insightful knowledge that can be shared across the global protected area network. The book includes the collective understanding of 80 ecologists and managers to extract as much information as possible that will support the long-term management of protected areas, and the biodiversity and associated ecosystem services they maintain.

"This outstanding volume draws together pretty much all that can be said on this topic, ranging from the science, through policy, to practical action".Dr. Simon N. Stuart , IUCN Species Survival Commission, UK.

"This important and timely volume addresses two of the most serious problems affecting biodiversity conservation today: assessing the extent to which protected areas are impacted by biological invasions and the complex problems of managing these impacts. Written by leading specialists, it provides a comprehensive overview of the issues and gives detailed examples drawn from protected areas across the world".Professor Vernon H. Heywood , School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, UK

Title:Plant Invasions in Protected Areas: Patterns, Problems and ChallengesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:656 pagesPublished:December 18, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400777493

ISBN - 13:9789400777491

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Table of Contents

Part I Setting the Scene: Impacts, Processes and Opportunities.- Part II Regional Patterns: Mapping the Threats from Plant Invasions in Protected Areas.- Part III Managing Invasions in Protected Areas: from Prevention to Restoration.- Part IV Conclusion.

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From the book reviews:"This book, edited by Foxcroft (South African National Parks) and colleagues who are all experts on biotic invasions, focuses on plant invasions in protected areas worldwide. . The book is well illustrated with many figures and numerous color photographs. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, land managers, and interested general readers." (R. B. Pratt, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), August, 2014)