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Species Invasions

Insights into Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography

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Published by Sinauer Associates Inc .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ecological science, the Biosphere,
  • Evolution,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Congresses,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Evolution,
  • Biological invasions,
  • Ecology,
  • Evolution (Biology)

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDov F. Sax (Editor), John J. Stachowicz (Editor), Steven D. Gaines (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages380
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8127211M
    ISBN 100878938214
    ISBN 109780878938216

    Under future scenarios of climate change, the researchers predict that the co-occurrence of the two fish species may increase as much as per cent by the yearincreasing the vulnerability of walleye populations across the province. Dispersal of highly invasive species e. The increase in global trade by land air and sea has intensified the redistribution of invasive species from places that would normally be isolated. As climate change facilitates smallmouth bass invasions, fisheries in the Great Lakes region are at greater risk of collapse.

    Abouta few African mosquitoes accidentally reached the north-east corner of Brazil, having probably been carried from Dakar on a fast French destroyer. Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. It could well become one of those core references for the introductory sentences of many papers and proposals on biological invasions stating the impacts of IAS before setting out the more specific research questions. The voracious cane toad Bufo marinuswhose native range spans from northern South America to southern Texasis a poisonous species with few natural predators. Under future scenarios of climate change, the researchers predict that the co-occurrence of the two fish species may increase as much as per cent by the yearincreasing the vulnerability of walleye populations across the province. These natural forces are not feeble, just infrequent, in their global impact.

    Clearly, canals in the United States continue to provide a pathway for the inland movement of nonindigenous species Mills et al. It was Alfred Russel Wallace who drew general public attention to the existence of great faunal realms in different parts of the world, corresponding in the main to the continents. He amused himself by making a list of every kind of animal on board, from cockroaches and rice beetles to fleas and pet animals. There can be no doubt that biological invasions represent the single greatest threat to biodiversity past the activities of humankind itself.


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The third thing is the disastrous consequences of the introduction. In addition, a large section of the United States is plagued by the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invictaan aggressive swarming and biting species native to South America.

Never before had plant immigration operated on such a massive scale, replete with test gardens in potential new ranges McCracken As this first example illustrates, clothing is well known informally as a seed collector. The second example is a plant disease.

But we are artificially stepping up the whole business, and feeling the manifold consequences. Invasive predators may be so adept at capturing prey that prey populations decline over time, and many prey species are eliminated from affected ecosystems.

It could well become one of those core references for the introductory sentences of many papers and proposals on biological invasions stating the impacts of IAS before setting out the more specific research questions.

Invading Nature

Most people have had experience of some kind of invasion by a foreign species, if only on a moderate scale. Also, while the geographic trends and prevalence of these invasive species are not easily predicted, islands tend to contain the largest proportion.

Cane toads are responsible for a variety of ills, such as population declines in native prey species bees and other small animalspopulation drops in amphibian species that compete with them, and the poisoning of species that consume them.

Effects of Invasion[ edit ] Invasive species have the capability of drastically changing ecosystems, and meanwhile can also affect the human economy. While the result was desirable, the mussels caused the natural defenses of the lake to be out of flux and the lakes a very easy target for invasion of non-native species.

The larger ecological explosions have helped to alter the course of world history, and, as will be shown, can often be traced to a breakdown in the isolation of continents and islands built up during the early and middle parts of the Tertiary Period.

This prodigious enterprise succeeded, at a cost of over two million dollars, in completely exterminating Anopheles gambiae on the South American continent within three years.

New insights into the impacts arising from biological invasions are generated through taking an ecosystem services perspective. By lampreys had reached the St Clair River, and by through it to Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, where they began to establish spawning runs in the streams flowing to these lakes.

The solution to this has been to bring in another non-native species, the flea beetle which feeds on leafy spurge alone.

Invasive species are typically considered nuisances, but this term varies with time. It was Alfred Russel Wallace who drew general public attention to the existence of great faunal realms in different parts of the world, corresponding in the main to the continents.

Sometimes the invasive species invasive species can be beneficial, and sometimes humans face the nuisance of a troublesome invader. For thirty years I have read publications about this spate of invasions; and many of them preserve the atmosphere of first-hand reporting by people who have actually seen them happening, and give a feeling of urgency and scale that is absent from the drier summaries of text-books.

Geological Survey Archive—U. Depending on the context, established species may or may not be considered invasive. In other cases, they either were incorporated into the existing structure of the ecosystem or were responsible for modifying native food chains by outcompeting native competitors or decimating native prey.

That is to say, they may develop slowly and they may die down slowly; but they can be very impressive in their effects, and many people have been ruined by them, or died or forced to emigrate.

A very advanced book might have speculated that this big water rodent was evolved inside South America, which we now know to be so. For basic research, invasion biology offers fascinating and sometimes unique opportunities for testing certain ecological or evolutionary theories and principles because species invasions are so dynamic and because the expansion of invasive species and thus contraction of native species and their impacts can be observed over a relatively short time period.

Sisymbrium altissimum was given the derisive name "Jim Hill mustard" under the widespread belief in the late nineteenth century that it had spread along tracks of the Great Northern Railway, which was controlled by railroad magnate James J.Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology is a new book series topically spanning the breadth of invasion biology.

The series is of singular importance as an integrative venue focusing on the broader ecological and evolutionary issues arising from non-native species, the impacts such species have in particular environs, trends. "A book has to be really special to be republished 40 years after it first appeared.

Elton's book is. The topic is even more important today than it was back then, because invasive species may now be the most important cause of species extinction.

This book is a classic that I would like all of my students to read."—Stuart Pimm, Columbia. 2 native and exotic woodlands of California.

Invasive Species and Global Climate Change

Global Ecol. & Biogeog. Sax, D.F. () Native and naturalized plant diversity are positively correlated in. Recent years have seen a steep rise in invasions of non-native species in virtually all major ecoregions on Earth.

Along with this rise has come a realization that a rigorous scientific understanding of why, how, when, and where species are transported is the necessary foundation for managing biological invasions.

Chapter 31

Chapter: 5 Species Invasions and Extinction: The Future of Native Biodiversity on Islands--DOV F. SAX and STEVEN D. GAINES Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit sylvaindez.com to get more.

Read chapter 5 Biological Impacts of Species Invasions: Implications for Policy Makers: The rapid expansion of international trade has brought to the fore.