Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Special Issue: Parasites/parasitoids/biological control.

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This issue contains 9 papers focusing on the quantification of the social and economic benefits of the biological control of invasive alien plants in natural ecosystems, a technical feasibility analysis of gene technologies in weed management, characterization of ecological interaction networks to support risk assessment in classical biological control of weeds, the progress, challenges and management implications of the biological control of invasive weeds under climate change, prediction of non-target impacts, an evolutionary perspective on how to better predict long-term benefits and risks in weed biological control and assessment of the impact and testing pre-release hypotheses of post-release monitoring in classical biological control of weeds. Reviews of target impact and direct nontarget effects of classical weed biological control and weed biocontrol in low- and middle-income countries are also presented.