W. Nentwig, Wolfgang Nentwig's Biological Invasions PDF

By W. Nentwig, Wolfgang Nentwig

ISBN-10: 3540369198

ISBN-13: 9783540369196

This new quantity on organic Invasions offers with either crops and animals, differing from earlier books via extending from the species to an environment and worldwide point. Its 22 chapters hide pathways of organic invasions (e.g. ballast water, waterways), characteristics of winning invaders (e.g. chemical guns, empty niches), styles of invasion and invasibility (e.g. man-induced predisposition by means of fireplace, land use and eutrophication, the function of weather swap) in addition to ecological affects (e.g. nutrients internet shifts, genetic pollution), economic climate and socio-economy (e.g. atmosphere providers and fiscal valuation), and prevention and administration of organic invasions (e.g. phytosanitary measures, organic regulate, rather in view of globalisation). issues of maximum societal relevance, e.g. impression of genetically converted organisms, are interlinked with extra traditional ecological points, together with biodiversity. The technique is scientifically new and should make compelling analyzing for the general public zone, too.

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1) and especially for most recent introductions. Among those nownaturalised species first recorded in Australia between 1971 and 1995, only 2 % are known to be accidental introductions (Mack and Lonsdale 2001). Both accidental and deliberate introductions contribute to the group of non-native species with detrimental effects. At a landscape scale, the importance of the introduction mode varies strongly. About one-half of the 50 32 I. Kowarik and M. von der Lippe a b Fig. 1a, b Temporal sequence of a woody plant introductions from different donor areas to Central Europe and of b successive invasions by species from the same donor areas in Brandenburg, Germany, reflecting the history of infra- and intercontinental introductions at a regional scale.

Comparably, many mussel and oyster species, distributed worldwide for mariculture, escaped. The Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis now replaces native species in South Africa and parts of the United States. Also, frogs such as the North American bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, have been released as harvestable game animals for food. The East African giant snail, Achatina fulica, became established all over the tropics because it was transported for food purposes, escaped from gardens, was intentionally released or was moved with agricultural products, equipment, cargo, plant or soil matter.

The chital Axis axis, sika deer Cervus nippon, Chinese water deer Hydropotes inermis and muntjacs Muntiacus reevesi were imported from Southeast Asia, and the wapiti Cervus canadensis and white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus from North America. The result of this species mix is a worldwide distribution of most and hybridisation of, amongst others, Cervus species (Chap. 16). In addition, deer are a reservoir for alien parasites. For example, the sika deer Cervus nippon transmitted the Asiatic blood-sucking nematode Asworthius sidemi into Europe.

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