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Monographiae Biologicae

Biological Invasions in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin

Editors: di Castri, F., Hansen, A.J., Debussche, M (Eds.)

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In view of the massive change in the area of distribution of many world biota across classical biogeographical realms, and of the drastic restructuring of the biotic components of numerous ecosystems, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) decided at its general Assembly in Ottawa, Canada, in 1982 to launch a project on the 'Ecology of Biological Invasions'. Several regional meetings were subsequently organized within the framework of SCOPE, in order to single out the peculiarities of the invasions that took place in each region, the behaviour of their invasive species and the invasibility of their ecosystems. Most noteworthy among such workshops were one in Australia in August 1984, one concerning North America and Hawaii in October 1984, and one dealing with southern Africa in November 1985. A leitmotiv of these workshops was that most of the invasive species to those regions were emanating from Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, inadvertently or intentionally introduced by man. It was therefore considered as a timely endeavour to organize the next regional meeting in relation to this region. The workshop on 'Biological Invasions in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin' was held in Montpellier, France, 21 to 23 May 1986, thanks to the financial support of SCOPE and of the A.W. Mellon Foundation, and the logistic facilities of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N .R.S.).

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)
  • On invading species and invaded ecosystems: the interplay of historical chance and biological necessity

    Pages 3-16

    Castri, Francesco

  • Plant invasions in Central Europe: historical and ecological aspects

    Pages 19-36

    Kornaś, Jan

  • History of the impact of man on the distribution of plant species

    Pages 37-50

    Sykora, K. V.

  • Recent plant invasions in the Circum-Mediterranean region

    Pages 51-60

    Quezel, P. (et al.)

  • The invading weeds within the Western Mediterranean Basin

    Pages 61-84

    Guillerm, J. L. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Invasions in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin
Editors
  • F. di Castri
  • A.J. Hansen
  • M Debussche
Series Title
Monographiae Biologicae
Series Volume
65
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1876-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1876-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0411-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7337-0
Series ISSN
0077-0639
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 463
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