Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology

Alien Reptiles and Amphibians

a Scientific Compendium and Analysis

Authors: Kraus, Fred

  • First comprehensive database of herpetofaunal introductions worldwide
  • First globally comprehensive pathway analysis for alien herpetofauna
  • First summary and assessment of impacts resulting from alien herpetofauna
  • First critical review of managerial and research needs required to reduce impacts from alien herpetofauna
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The conservation threat posed by invasive alien species has become well-recognized over the past two decades, even as the problem continues to increase rapidly in scope. Research and management attention to this issue has, however, been taxonomically biased toward groups having large, obvious impacts, and the invasive potential of other organisms with subtle or cryptic impacts remains largely unassessed. Alien reptiles and amphibians, although providing a few of the better-known examples of severe invasion impacts, have never been scientifically assessed as a group for their potential invasiveness.
This book examines the means by which alien reptiles and amphibians are transported by humans; surveys their ecological, evolutionary, economic, and health impacts; reviews the management responses taken against them; and summarizes the immediate research and management efforts needed to mitigate the threat posed by these organisms. It also provides a comprehensive database of herpetofaunal introductions worldwide and a bibliography of supporting literature. The purpose of the book is to summarize our current understanding of herpetofaunal invasiveness and stimulate additional management and research activities needed to reduce the impacts of these species.

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From the reviews:

"In this volume, Fred Kraus offers the definitive literature-based treatment of the subject. Kraus' opus will be of great interest to a wide range of scientists, land managers, and policy makers..." (Herpetological Review, 2011, 42(2), 306-309)

"This volume is the first to truly analyze the effects of herpetological invasions. The detail and phenomenally exhaustive survey of an ever-growing literature are impressive, and....should be required reading for every herpetologist." (IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians, Vol.16 (3), September, 2009)

"This is a comprehensive treatise on invasives, a problem which has captured the attention of ecologists just as the issues of endangered species and extinction probability did a generation ago. … the text is eminently readable and instructive, with extensive documentation of the impact and clear guidance for future management to prevent, detect, and control invasions. … includes more than 4, 000 references. Summing Up: Recommended. All collections." (J. Burger, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), July, 2009)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alien Reptiles and Amphibians
Book Subtitle
a Scientific Compendium and Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8946-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8946-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8945-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8950-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 563
Topics