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Quantifying the invasiveness of species
The success of invasive species has been explained by two contrasting but non-exclusive views: (i) intrinsic factors make some species inherently good invaders; (ii) species become invasive as a result of extrinsic ecological ...
Invasive alien plants in protected areas: threats, opportunities, and the way forward.
(Springer, Dortrecht, 2013)
The potential threats posed by biological invasions are widely appreciated, but the state of knowledge and level of management of invasive alien plants in protected areas differs considerably across the world. Research ...
Plant invasions in protected areas: outlining the issues and creating the links
(Springer, Dordrecht, 2013)
There are numerous excellent volumes on the topic of biological invasions, some of which deal with conservation-related issues to varying degrees. Almost 30 years since the last global assessment of alien plant invasions ...
Biological invasions – the widening debate: a response to Charles Warren
(SAGE Publications, 2008)
Alien plant invasions in tropical savanna ecosystems: patterns, processes and prospects
Biological invasions affect virtually all ecosystems on earth, but the degree to which different regions and biomes are invaded, and the quality of information from different regions, varies greatly. A large body of ...
Plant invasions: theoretical and practical challenges
(Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2010)
Socio-economic impact classification of alien taxa (SEICAT)
(British Ecological Society, 2018)
1. Many alien taxa are known to cause socio-economic impacts by affecting the different constituents of human well-being (security; material and non-material assets; health; social, spiritual and cultural relations; freedom ...
Quantifying levels of biological invasion: Towards the objective classification of invaded and invasible ecosystems
(Blackwell Publishing, 2012)
Biological invasions are a global phenomenon that threatens biodiversity, and few, if any, ecosystems are free from alien species. The outcome of human-mediated introductions is affected by the invasiveness of species ...
Defining the impact of non-native species
(Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2014)
Non-native species cause changes in the ecosystems to which they are introduced. These changes, or some of them, are usually termed impacts; they can be manifold and potentially damaging to ecosystems and biodiversity. ...
The bottom line: impacts of alien plant invasions in protected areas
(Springer, Dordrecht, 2013)
Phrases like “invasive species pose significant threats to biodiversity. . .” are often used to justify studying and managing biological invasions. Most biologists agree that this is true and quantitative studies support ...