Proceedings, 4th ESENIAS Workshop: International Workshop on IAS in Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Areas in ESENIAS Region, Çanakkale, Turkey, 16-17 December 2013.
This proceedings contains papers focusing on the current situation of invasive alien species (IAS; including insect pests, weeds and aquatic organisms) in natural and agricultural areas in the region. These papers discusses the different aspects of IAS, presenting the latest situation that has been reached in related field. Topics covered include the status, population development, threat to biodiversity, pathways for introductions, range expansion, response to elevated CO2, impact and control of IAS in agricultural and non-agricultural areas. The potential of genetically modified organisms, such as transgenic plants, to become alien species is also mentioned.