ABSTRACT

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

chapter 1|10 pages

Introduction: Nonnative species in the world

ByDavid Pimentel

chapter 2|14 pages

The impacts of alien plants in Australia

ByRichard H. Groves

chapter 4|54 pages

Invasive vertebrates in Brazil

ByCarlos Frederico D. Rocha, Helena Godoy Bergallo, and Rosana Mazzoni

chapter 5|22 pages

Alien plants in Britain

ByMark Williamson

chapter 6|48 pages

Economic, environmental, and social dimensions of alien vertebrate species in Britain

ByPiran C. L. White, Adriana E. S. Ford-Thompson, Carolyn J. Snell, Stephen Harris

chapter 7|22 pages

Impacts of alien vertebrates in Europe

BySusan M. Shirley, Salit Kark

chapter 8|28 pages

Invasive patterns of alien terrestrial invertebrates in Europe

ByAlain Roques

chapter 9|18 pages

Invasive plant pathogens in Europe

ByIvan Sache, Anne-Sophie Roy, Frédéric Suffert, Marie-Laure Desprez-Loustau

chapter 10|14 pages

Invasive plants in the Indian subcontinent

ByDaizy R. Batish, R. K. Kohli, H. P. Singh

chapter 11|14 pages

Invasive invertebrates in India: Economic implications

ByT. N. Ananthakrishnan

chapter 12|10 pages

Economic impacts of weeds in New Zealand: Some examples

ByPeter A. Williams, Susan M. Timmins

chapter 14|30 pages

The economic consequences of the environmental impacts of alien plant invasions in South Africa

ByD. C. Le Maitre, W. J. de Lange, D. M. Richardson, R. M. Wise, and B. W. van Wilgen

chapter 15|56 pages

Invasive vertebrates of South Africa

ByBerndt J. van Rensburg, Olaf L. F. Weyl, Sarah J. Davies, Nicola J. van Wilgen, Dian Spear, Christian T. Chimimba, and Faansie Peacock

chapter 16|30 pages

Rodents and other vertebrate invaders in the United States

ByMichael W. Fall, Michael L. Avery, Tyler A. Campbell, Peter J. Egan, Richard M. Engeman, David Pimentel, William C. Pitt, Stephanie A. Shwiff, and Gary W. Witmer