Invasive Species: Vectors And Management Strategies (Google eBook)

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Island Press, Dec 1, 2003 - Nature - 536 pages
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Invasive Species brings together in a single volume new information from leading scientists around the world on approaches to controlling and managing invasion vectors. This volume is a timely and essential reference for scientists, researchers, policymakers, and anyone concerned with understanding biological invasions and developing effective responses to them.
  

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Contents

Invasion Pathways of Terrestrial PlantInhabiting Fungi
31
Exotic Insects and Their Pathways for Invasion
44
Invasion Pathways for Terrestrial Vertebrates
68
Pathways of Introduction of Nonindigenous Land and Freshwater
93
In Ships or on Ships? Mechanisms of Transfer and Invasion
152
Pathways of Biological Invasions of Marine Plants
183
Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Transoceanic Shipping Vectors
227
INVASION MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
249
Vectors and Pathways of Biological Invasions in South Africa
292
Mitigating Introduction of Invasive Plant Pests in
350
Environmental Diplomacy and the Global Movement of Invasive
362
Biosecurity and the Role of Risk Assessment
382
Generic Nonindigenous Aquatic Organisms Risk Analysis
415
PathwaysBased Risk Assessment of Exotic Species Invasions
439
CONCLUSION
459
Contributing Authors
505

Invasive Species Management in New Zealand
270

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About the author (2003)


Gregory M. Ruiz is an ecologist and director of the Marine Invasion Research Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland.

James T. Carlton is professor of marine sciences and director of the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College. He is based in Mystic, Connecticut.


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