Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species, Second Edition

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David Pimentel PhD
CRC Press, May 23, 2011 - Science - 463 pages
The impact of invasive species is second only to that of human population growth and associated activities as a cause of the loss of biodiversity throughout the world. In the United States, invasions of nonnative plants, animals, or microbes cause major environmental damage. The second edition of Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Cos
 

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Contents

Introduction Nonnative species in the world
1
The impacts of alien plants in Australia
11
Environmental and economic costs of invertebrate invasions in Australia
25
Invasive vertebrates in Brazil
53
Alien plants in Britain
107
Economic environmental and social dimensions of alien vertebrate species in Britain
129
Impacts of alien vertebrates in Europe
177
Invasive patterns of alien terrestrial invertebrates in Europe
199
Invasive invertebrates in India Economic implications
259
Economic impacts of weeds in New Zealand Some examples
273
Ecological and economic costs of alien vertebrates in New Zealand
283
The economic consequences of the environmental impacts of alien plant invasions in South Africa
295
Invasive vertebrates of South Africa
325
Rodents and other vertebrate invaders in the United States
381
Environmental and economic costs associated with alien invasive species in the United States
411
Back Cover
431

Invasive plant pathogens in Europe
227
Invasive plants in the Indian subcontinent
245

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David Pimentel, Ph.D., is Professor of Ecology of Agricultural Sciences in the Department of Entomology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University. His research and consulting accomplishments cut across many disciplines. Dr. Pimentel has served on Presidential Commissions and National Academy of Sciences' Boards and Committees. He has authored nearly 700 scientific publications, written three books, and edited 34 books.

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