A Handbook of Global Freshwater Invasive Species - download pdf or read online

By Robert A. Francis

ISBN-10: 0815378718

ISBN-13: 9780815378716

ISBN-10: 184971228X

ISBN-13: 9781849712286

Invasive non-native species are an important risk to worldwide biodiversity. frequently brought unintentionally via foreign shuttle or alternate, they invade and colonize new habitats, frequently with devastating outcomes for the neighborhood natural world. Their environmental affects can variety from harm to source construction (e.g. agriculture and forestry) and infrastructure (e.g. structures, highway and water supply), to human well-being. They as a result could have significant fiscal affects. it's a precedence to avoid their advent and unfold, in addition to to manage them. Freshwater ecosystems are fairly in danger from invasions and are panorama corridors that facilitate the unfold of invasives. 

This ebook stories the present country of data of the main remarkable international invasive freshwater species or teams, in response to their severity of monetary impression, geographic distribution open air in their local diversity, quantity of analysis, and popularity of the ecological severity of the effect of the species by way of the IUCN. As good as a number of the very famous species, the booklet additionally covers a few invasives which are rising as severe threats. Examples coated contain a number of aquatic and riparian crops, bugs, molluscs, crustacea, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, in addition to a few significant pathogens of aquatic organisms. 

The booklet additionally comprises evaluation chapters synthesizing the ecological impression of invasive species in clean water and summarizing sensible implications for the administration of rivers and different freshwater habitats.

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