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Environmental History

Histories of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean

Editors: Queiroz, Ana Isabel, Pooley, Simon (Eds.)

  • The first book on the history of bioinvasions focused in the Mediterranean region
  • Brings together researchers from 13 nationalities, to cover cases from 6 Mediterranean countries and the sea, plus USA and South Africa
  • A contribution to the scientific debate on how to deal with the historical dimensions of biological invasions, fostering dialogue between cultural and ecological explanations of environmental change, to inform environmental policy and management
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Bioinvasions is a current top research subject for natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and a major concern for conservationists, land managers and planners. In the last decades, new findings, perspectives and practices have revealed the multifaceted challenges of preventing new introductions and dealing with those invasive species that harm natural ecosystems, economy and human welfare.

This book brings together environmental historians and natural scientists to share their studies and experiences on the human dimensions of biological invasions from the ancient past to the current challenges. The collection of papers focuses on the Mediterranean region and deals with aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems on the mainland and islands, ranging from marine and freshwater environments to coastal marshlands and forests. A wide diversity of animals and plants are featured, from marine fishes to marine and freshwater crustaceans, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals, to grasses, shrubs and trees.  This book is a contribution to the scientific debate on how to deal with the historical dimensions of biological invasions, fostering dialogue between cultural and ecological explanations of environmental change, to inform environmental policy and management.

It has been organized in three sections: the first is the editors’ introduction, in which they review the existing literature and highlight relevant concepts and ideas; the second is about alien species in the Mediterranean region; the third includes cases from other Mediterranean-type regions.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Historical Perspectives on Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean Region

    Pooley, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Mare Nostrum, Mare Quod Invaditur—The History of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean Sea

    Galil, Bella S. (et al.)

    Pages 21-49

  • The Apparently Relentless Spread of the Major Decapod Alien Species in the Mediterranean Basin and European Inland Waters

    Manfrin, Chiara (et al.)

    Pages 51-86

  • Scourge in the Mediterranean. Policies Against the Argentine Ant in the First Half of the 20th Century

    Queiroz, Ana Isabel

    Pages 87-103

  • Herpetological History of the Balearic Islands: When Aliens Conquered These Islands and What to Do Next

    Silva-Rocha, Iolanda (et al.)

    Pages 105-131

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eBook £87.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74986-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74985-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Histories of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean
Editors
  • Ana Isabel Queiroz
  • Simon Pooley
Series Title
Environmental History
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74986-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74986-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74985-3
Series ISSN
2211-9019
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 260
Topics