Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions (Google eBook)

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Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Dr. Marcel Rejmanek
University of California Press, Dec 6, 2010 - Nature - 792 pages
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This pioneering encyclopedia illuminates a topic at the forefront of global ecology—biological invasions, or organisms that come to live in the wrong place. Written by leading scientists from around the world, Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions addresses all aspects of this subject at a global level—including invasions by animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria—in succinct, alphabetically arranged articles. Scientifically uncompromising, yet clearly written and free of jargon, the volume encompasses fields of study including biology, demography, geography, ecology, evolution, sociology, and natural history. Featuring many cross-references, suggestions for further reading, illustrations, an appendix of the world’s worst 100 invasive species, a glossary, and more, this is an essential reference for anyone who needs up-to-date information on this important topic. Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions features articles on: • Well-known invasive species such the zebra mussel, chestnut blight, cheatgrass, gypsy moth, Nile perch, giant African snail, and Norway rat • Regions with especially large numbers of introduced species including the Great Lakes, Mediterranean Sea, Hawaiian Islands, Australia, and New Zealand. • Conservation, ecological, economic, and human and animal health impacts of invasions around the world • The processes and pathways involved in invasion • Management of introduced species
  

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Contents

Agreements International
4
Agriculture
7
Algae
11
Allelopathy
16
Ants
17
Apomixis
24
Aquaculture
27
Aquaria
32
Historical Precedents
369
Invasion Economics
375
Invasiveness
379
Invertebrates Marine
385
Islands
391
Kudzu
396
Ladybugs
400
Lag times
404

Invasions
36
Ballast
43
Bees
50
Belowground Phenomena
54
Biological Control of Animals
58
Biological Control of Plants
63
Birds
70
Black White and Gray Lists
75
Brown Treesnake
78
Bryophytes and Lichens
81
Burmese Python and Other Giant Constrictors
85
Canals
92
Carnivores
95
Carp Common
100
CART and Related Methods
104
Cheatgrass
108
Climate Change
113
Competition Animal
117
Competition Plant
122
Crabs
125
Crayfish
129
Crustaceans Other
135
DAISIE Project
138
Darwin Charles
142
Databases
145
Demography
147
Disease Vectors Human
150
Dispersal Ability Animal
154
Dispersal Ability Plant
159
Disturbance
165
Early Detection and Rapid Response
169
Earthworms
177
Ecoterrorism and Biosecurity
183
Elton Charles S
187
Endangered and Threatened Species
189
Enemy Release Hypothesis
193
Epidemiology and Dispersal
196
Eradication
198
Eucalypts
203
Eutrophication Aquatic
209
Evolutionary Response of Natives to Invaders
213
Evolution of Invasive Populations
215
Fire Regimes
223
Fishes
229
Flaviviruses
234
Forest Insects
238
Forestry and Agroforestry
241
Freshwater Plants and Seaweeds
248
Fungi
258
Game Animals
264
Genotypes Invasive
270
Geographic Origins and Introduction Dynamics
273
Grasses and Forbs
280
Grazers
290
Invasions
294
Gypsy Moth
298
Habitat Compatibility
305
Invasions
309
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
320
Herbicides
323
Herbivory
331
Horticulture
336
Hybridization and Introgression
342
Hydrology
346
Influenza
350
Integrated Pest Management
353
Invasibility of Communities and Ecosystems
356
Invasional Meltdown
360
Invasion Biology
364
Lakes
410
Landscape Patterns of Plant Invasions
422
Land Use
425
Lantana camara
428
Laws Federal and State
430
Life History Strategies
437
Malaria Vectors
442
Mammals Aquatic
445
Mechanical Control
449
Invasions
452
Melastomes
458
Mosquitoes
462
Mutualism
466
Mycorrhizae
468
Native Invaders
472
Invasions
475
Nile Perch
484
Nitrogen Enrichment
488
Novel Weapons Hypothesis
492
Ostriculture
494
Parasites of Animals
500
Parasitic Plants
504
Pathogens Animal
510
Pathogens Human
514
Pathogens Plant
520
Pesticides Fish and Mollusc
525
Pesticides for Insect Eradication
528
Pesticides Mammal
535
Pet Trade
539
Phytophthora
543
Pollination
546
Invasions
549
Predators
557
Propagule Pressure
561
Protected Areas
563
Range Modeling
568
Rats
571
Regulation Us
575
Remote sensing
580
Reproductive Systems Plant
584
Reptiles and Amphibians
590
Restoration
594
Rinderpest
597
Risk Assessment and Prioritization
604
Rivers
609
Rodents Other
612
SCOPE Project
617
Sea Lamprey
619
Seas and Oceans
623
Seed Ecology
627
Dmall Indian Mongoose
631
Snails and Slugs
634
Invasions
643
Succession
651
Taxonomic Patterns
658
Tolerance Limits Animal
661
Tolerance Limits Plant
663
Transformers
667
Trees and Shrubs
670
Vegetative Propagation
678
Vines and Lianas
680
Wasps
685
Water Hyacinth
689
Weeds
692
Wetlands
698
Xenophobia
705
Zebra Mussel
709
Index
741
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About the author (2010)

Daniel Simberloff is Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His previous books include Ecological Communities: Conceptual Issues and the Evidence and Strangers in Paradise: Impact and Management of Nonindigenous Species in Florida. Marcel Rejmánek is Professor in the Department of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis. Among other books and publications he coedited Plant Invasions: General Aspects and Special Problems and Biological Invasions: A Global Perspective.

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