Nature Out of Place

Nature Out of Place

Biological Invasions in the Global Age

eBook - 2000
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Annotation "Though the forests are still green and the lakes full of water, an unending stream of invasions in changing many ecosystems around the world from productive, tightly integrated webs of native species to loose assemblages of stressed native species and aggressive invaders." "Nature Out of Place brings this devastating but overlooked crisis to the forefront of public consciousness by offering a fascinating exploration of its causes and consequences, along with a thoughtful and practical consideration of what can be done about it. The father and son team of Jason and Roy Van Driesche offer a unique combination of narratives that highlight specific locations and problems along with comprehensive explanations of the underlying scientific and policy issues." "Chapters examine Hawaii, where introduced feral pigs are destroying the islands' native forests, zebra mussel invasion in the rivers of Ohio, the decades long effort to eradicate an invasive weed on the Great Plains, and a story about the restoration of both ecological and human history in an urban natural area. In-depth background chapters explain topics ranging from how ecosystems become diverse, to the characteristics of effective invaders to procedures and policies that can help prevent future invasions. The book ends with a number of specific suggestions for ways that individuals can help reduce the impacts of invasive species, and it offers resources for further information."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2000.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 363 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Van Driesche, Roy

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