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Ecological Impacts of Non-Native Invertebrates and Fungi on Terrestrial Ecosystems

Editors: Langor, David, Sweeney, Jon (Eds.)

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Since the arrival of Europeans about 500 years ago, an estimated 50,000 non-native species have been introduced to North America (including Hawaii). Non-native species figure prominently in our lives, often as ornamentals, sources of food or pests. Although many introduced species are beneficial, there is increasing awareness of the enormous economic costs associated with non-native pests. In contrast, the ecological impacts of non-native species have received much less public and scientific attention, despite the fact that invasion by exotic species ranks second to habitat destruction as a cause of species loss. In particular, there is little information about the ecological impacts of hyper-diverse groups such as terrestrial fungi and invertebrates. A science symposium, Ecological impacts of non-native invertebrates and fungi on terrestrial ecosystems, held in 2006, brought together scientists from the USA and Canada to review the state of knowledge in this field of work. Additional reviews were solicited following the symposium. The resulting set of review/synthesis papers and case studies represents a cross-section of work on ecological impacts of non-native terrestrial invertebrates and fungi. Although there is a strong focus on Canadian work, there is also significant presentation of work in the northern USA and Europe.

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Aus den Rezensionen: “... Das Buch gibt einen guten Überblick über invasive Pilze und Insekten in Kanada und ihren Einfluss auf Ökosysteme ... Repräsentative Fallstudien bearbeiten invasive Arten europäischen Ursprungs … Der Fokus der angewandten Aspekte der insgesamt 13 Beiträge liegt ganz klar in Kanada. Die englische Sprache der Aufsätze nehmen Interessierte sicherlich gern in Kauf. Die Stärken der Aufsätze liegen in der Aktualität ihrer Bearbeitung, einer sehr umfassend recherchierten Literatur und in reviewartigen Berichten über erfolgreiche Managementstrategie, Toleranz, Duldung bei geringer Populationsdichte und Ausrottung ...“ (Klaus Lunau, in: Entomologie heute, November/2009, Vol. 21, S. 196)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Ecological impacts of non-native invertebrates and fungi on terrestrial ecosystems

    Pages 1-3

    Langor, David W. (et al.)

  • Diversity of non-native terrestrial arthropods on woody plants in Canada

    Pages 5-19

    Langor, David W. (et al.)

  • Ecological effects of invasive alien insects

    Pages 21-45

    Kenis, Marc (et al.)

  • Beyond Pandora’s Box: quantitatively evaluating non-target effects of parasitoids in classical biological control

    Pages 47-58

    Parry, Dylan

  • Distribution and impacts of invasive earthworms in Canadian forest ecosystems

    Pages 59-79

    Addison, J. A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Impacts of Non-Native Invertebrates and Fungi on Terrestrial Ecosystems
Editors
  • David Langor
  • Jon Sweeney
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9680-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9680-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9679-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8180-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 157
Additional Information
Reprinted from BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 11:1, 2009
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