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Cover for Ticks and dust mites: invasive and health-affecting borderline organisms.

According to the situations and cases presented here, organisms belonging to tick and house dust mite groups can be included within alien invasive pests representing a risk for human health. Rhipicephalus sanguineus, the brown dog tick, a vector for many tick-borne pathogens, is able to efficiently ...

Author(s)
Simoni, S.; Grandi, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bugs, ants, wasps, moths and other insect species.

A total of 43 insect species non-native to Europe are so far considered to affect human welfare through their biting, urticating and allergenic properties, or by causing domestic nuisances. They involve several orders. In Hymenoptera, species in two families, Formicidae (ants) and Vespidae (wasps...

Author(s)
Roques, A.; Preda, C.; Augustin, S.; Auger-Rozenberg, M. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The invasive mosquitoes of medical importance.

Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are the most important group of blood-sucking insects that are vectors of human diseases. This chapter focuses mainly on six species belonging to the Aedes, Culex and Anopheles genera, which, closely adapted to human habitats for thousands of years, have exploited...

Author(s)
Romi, R.; Boccolini, D.; Luca, M. di; Medlock, J. M.; Schaffner, F.; Severini, F.; Toma, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and increase of impacts on human health by alien species.

There is mounting evidence that climate change will facilitate biological invasions. Regarding alien species relevant for human health, climate change can modify their impacts by altering the likelihood of their introduction, establishment, distribution and abundance, the scale of impacts and...

Author(s)
Schindler, S.; Rabitsch, W.; Essl, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasion biology: hypotheses and evidence.

This book, containing 18 chapters, combines the hierarchy-of-hypotheses (HoH) approach with hypothesis networks for invasion biology. This book aims to further develop the HoH approach by inviting critical comments (Part I), apply it to 12 major invasion hypotheses (Part II) and explore how it can...

Author(s)
Jeschke, J. M.; Heger, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book
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Cover for Invasion biology: searching for predictions and prevention, and avoiding lost causes.

The introduction and establishment of alien species is one of the many profound influences of ongoing anthropogenic global environmental change. Invasion biology has emerged as the interdisciplinary study of the patterns, processes and consequences of the redistribution of biodiversity across all...

Author(s)
Cassey, P.; García-Díaz, P.; Lockwood, J. L.; Blackburn, T. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The hierarchy-of-hypotheses approach.

Reviewing empirical evidence for major hypotheses in ecology is connected to two methodological challenges. First, all available empirical tests for a given hypothesis should be identified, collected and organized. This can be difficult due to divergent formulations of the hypothesis in the...

Author(s)
Heger, T.; Jeschke, J. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hierarchy of hypotheses or hierarchy of predictions? Clarifying key concepts in ecological research.

Hypotheses and predictions are the core of scientific research, and are fundamentally different. Nonetheless, predictions are constantly confused with hypotheses in the scientific literature. The hypothetic-deductive method starts with a question to which potential explanations - hypotheses - are...

Author(s)
Farji-Brener, A. G.; Amador-Vargas, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A hierarchy of hypotheses or a network of models.

Many different explanations for biological invasions have been proposed, yet there is little evidence that any of them are general. Invasion biologists are increasingly favouring a multicausal outlook rather than seeking single explanations of invasions, or seeking to identify a list of...

Author(s)
Scheiner, S. M.; Fox, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The hierarchy-of-hypotheses approach updated - a toolbox for structuring and analysing theory, research and evidence.

In Chapters 3, 4 and 5, three groups of authors have commented on the hierarchy-of-hypotheses (HoH) approach as introduced in Chapter 2. Here, we make suggestions on how to account for the issues raised in Chapters 3-5, whilst also considering several comments by other colleagues that we received...

Author(s)
Heger, T.; Jeschke, J. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
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