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Discusses the ecological principles involved in the management of invasive weeds
Provides new information on designing management strategies
Contains updated information on policies and regulations for exotic invasives
Biological invasions are one of the major threats to our native biodiversity. The magnitude of biodiversity losses, land degradation and productivity losses of managed and natural ecosystems due to invasive species is enormous. The ecological and environmental aspects of non-native invasive plants are of great importance to (i) understand ecological principles involved in the management of invasives, (ii) design management strategies, (iii) find effective management solutions for some of the worst invaders, and (iv) frame policies and regulations.
The objectives of this book are to discuss (i) ecological approaches needed to design effective management strategies, (ii) recent progress in management methods and tools, (iii) success and failure of management efforts for some of the worst invaders, and (iv) restoration and conservation of invaded land.
In an effort to achieve these objectives, contributing authors have strived to provide up-to-date information on the management of non-native invasives. Chapters included in the book are peer-reviewed by international experts working in the area. Readers will get a unique perspective on ecological aspects of the management of invasives. The book will be useful to graduate students, researchers, managers and policy makers involved in the management of exotic invasives.
Invasive Plants: Their Role in Species Extinctions and Economic Losses to Agriculture in the USA.- Practical Considerations for Early Detection Monitoring of Plant Invasions.- Eradicating Plant Invaders: Combining Ecologically-Based Tactics and Broad-Sense Strategy.- Management of Plant Invaders Within a Marsh: An Organizing Principle for Ecological Restoration?.- A Habitat-Classification Framework and Typology for Understanding, Valuing, and Managing Invasive Species Impacts.- Temporal Management of Invasive Species.- Applying Ecological Concepts to the Management of Widespread Grass Invasions.- Weed Invasions in Western Canada Cropping Systems.- Invasive Plant Species and the Ornamental Horticulture Industry.- Biological Control of Invasive Weeds in Forests and Natural Areas by Using Microbial Agents.- Sustainable Control of Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe).- Managing Parthenium Weed Across Diverse Landscapes: Prospects and Limitations.- Black and Pale Swallow-Wort (Vincetoxicum nigrum and V. rossicum): The Biology and Ecology of Two Perennial, Exotic and Invasive Vines.- Management of Phalaris minor, an Exotic Weed of Cropland.- Ecology and Management of the Invasive Marine Macroalga Caulerpa taxifolia.- Approach of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization to the Evaluation and Management of Risks Presented by Invasive Alien Plants.- Implementing Science-Based Invasive Plant Management.