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Invasive alien species: a toolkit of best prevention and management practices.

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Description

This toolkit provides an overview, advice by example, and sources for further information on the best management practices for invasive alien species, to assist and direct those involved with biodiversity conservation and land management. An introductory chapter is followed by a chapter on building strategy and policy for national plans. Methods for the prevention of invasive species and the risk-analysis process, and methods for early detection of new invasives are reviewed. Different management approaches are broadly reviewed. The toolkit contains many case studies covering a variety of ecosystems (terrestrial, freshwater, marine), including examples from traditional sectors such as agriculture and forestry, and features many different groups of invasive species: mammals, molluscs, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish and other aquatic organisms, weeds, trees, and plant pathogens and includes released biological control agents. Whilst the toolkit is global in applicability, there is a small island focus, which recognizes that the impact of invasive alien species on biodiversity is greater in small island systems.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 4) Introduction. Author(s): Wittenberg, R. Cock, M. J. W.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Building strategy and policy. Author(s): Wittenberg, R. Cock, M. J. W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 47) Prevention. Author(s): Wittenberg, R. Cock, M. J. W.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 101) Early detection. Author(s): Wittenberg, R. Cock, M. J. W.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 124) Assessment and management. Author(s): Wittenberg, R. Cock, M. J. W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 213) How to use this toolkit. Author(s): Wittenberg, R. Cock, M. J. W.