Biological Invasions: A Global Perspective

Biological Invasions: A Global Perspective

by J. A. Drake, F. di Castri, R. H. Groves, F. J. Kruger
     
 

Surveys the state-of-knowledge concerning the dramatic rearrangement of the Earth's biota over the past few centuries. An international group of contributors examines animals, plants, and microorganisms that have been successful invaders in nonagricultural regions, with emphasis on those that have disrupted ecosystem function. Presents reports from Great Britain,

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Surveys the state-of-knowledge concerning the dramatic rearrangement of the Earth's biota over the past few centuries. An international group of contributors examines animals, plants, and microorganisms that have been successful invaders in nonagricultural regions, with emphasis on those that have disrupted ecosystem function. Presents reports from Great Britain, the Continent, the Mediterranean, Africa, and the U.S., including an overview of cross-continental comparisons.

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The invasion of natural ecosystems by animals, plants and microorganisms has become a topic of major concern among environmental scientists. This book focuses on this phenomenon and discusses the damage which often accompanies an invasion such as the serious problem of the extinction of species and the replacement of entire ecosystems. This volume represents the culmination of activity resulting from a SCOPE program on the Ecology of Biological Invasions, whose primary focus was on species that have been successful invaders in non- agricultural regions. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471920854
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/04/1989
Series:
SCOPE Series, #35
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.30(d)

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