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Invasive Species and Global Climate Change

Invasive Species and Global Climate Change

CABI Invasives Series

Edited by L Ziska, USDA-ARS, USA, J Dukes

August 2014 / Hardback / 368 Pages / 9781780641645 £95.00 / €125.00 / $180.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €112.50 / $162.00
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Main Description

This book examines what will happen to global invasive species, including plants, animals and pathogens with current and expected man-made climate change. The effects on distribution, success, spread and impact of invasive species are considered for a series of case studies from a number of countries. This book will be of great value to researchers, policymakers and industry in responding to changing management needs.

  • Part 1: The Dimensions of the Problem: Background and Science.
  • Chapter 1: Communicating the Dynamic Complexities of Climate and Ecology; Species Invasion and Resource Changes.
  • Chapter 2: Climate change and plant pathogen invasions.
  • Chapter 3: Analysis of Invasive Insects: Links to climate change.
  • Chapter 4: Climate Change, Plant Traits, and Invasion in Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems.
  • Part 2: Case Studies.
  • Chapter 5: Non-native Species in Antarctic Terrestrial Environments: The impacts of climate change and human activity
  • Chapter 6: Synergies between Climate Change and Species Invasions: Evidence from Marine Systems
  • Chapter 7: Ragweed in Eastern Europe.
  • Chapter 8: Climate Change and Alien Species in South Africa.
  • Chapter 9: Climate Change and ‘Alien Species in National Parks’: Revisited.
  • Chapter 10: Invasive plants in a rapidly changing climate: an Australian perspective.
  • Chapter 11: Invasive species of China and their responses to climate change.
  • Part 3: Management: Detection and Prevention.
  • Chapter 12: Identifying invasive species in real time: Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) and other mapping tools
  • Chapter 13: Global Identification of Invasive Species: The CABI Invasive Species Compendium as a Resource.
  • Chapter 14: The Biogeography of Invasive Plants – Projecting Range Shifts with Climate Change
  • Chapter 15: Identifying Climate Change as a Factor in the Establishment and Persistence of Invasive Weeds in Agricultural Crops.
  • Chapter 16: Assessing and managing the impact of climate change on invasive species: the PBDM approach.
  • Part 4: Management: Control and Adaptation.
  • Chapter 17: Climate, CO2 and Invasive Weed Management.
  • Chapter 18:   Early Detection and Rapid Response: A Cost Effective Strategy for Minimizing the Establishment and Spread of New and Emerging Invasive Plants by Global Trade, Travel, and Climate Change.
  • Chapter 19: Adapting to Invasions in a Changing World: Invasive species as an economic resource
The changing climate of the globe has significant implications for the ecology of organisms that inhabit Earth's biomes. One pressing question is how nonnative and invasive species will respond to these changes. If invasive organisms are generally going to be favored in new climates and environmental conditions, then governments and land managers in many areas will need to develop management plans to avoid the worst of the impacts. In this new book, editors Ziska (USDA) and Dukes (Purdue Univ.) have assembled an international group of experts to analyze the topic from different angles. The 20 chapters are divided into four sections that review the problem, present case studies to highlight key topics, discuss detection and prevention approaches for managers, and present control and adaptation strategies for managers. The wide range of organisms and topics covered is appropriate for this important and complex issue. The book will be a valuable resource for students, faculty, land managers, and policy makers.
--R. B. Pratt, California State University--Bakersfield

Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.