Histories of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean

  • Ana Isabel Queiroz
  • Simon Pooley

Part of the Environmental History book series (ENVHIS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Bella S. Galil, Agnese Marchini, Anna Occhipinti-Ambrogi
    Pages 21-49
  3. Chiara Manfrin, Catherine Souty-Grosset, Pedro Anastácio, Julian Reynolds, Piero G. Giulianini
    Pages 51-86
  4. Iolanda Silva-Rocha, Elba Montes, Daniele Salvi, Neftalí Sillero, José A. Mateo, Enrique Ayllón et al.
    Pages 105-131
  5. Bernardo Duarte, Enrique Mateos-Naranjo, Susana Redondo Goméz, João Carlos Marques, Isabel Caçador
    Pages 171-193
  6. O. L. Pescott, S. E. Harris, J. M. Peyton, M. Onete, A. F. Martinou, J. O. Mountford
    Pages 195-217
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-260

About this book


Bioinvasions is a current top research subject for natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and a major concern for conservationists, land managers and planners. In the last decades, new findings, perspectives and practices have revealed the multifaceted challenges of preventing new introductions and dealing with those invasive species that harm natural ecosystems, economy and human welfare.

This book brings together environmental historians and natural scientists to share their studies and experiences on the human dimensions of biological invasions from the ancient past to the current challenges. The collection of papers focuses on the Mediterranean region and deals with aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems on the mainland and islands, ranging from marine and freshwater environments to coastal marshlands and forests. A wide diversity of animals and plants are featured, from marine fishes to marine and freshwater crustaceans, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals, to grasses, shrubs and trees.  This book is a contribution to the scientific debate on how to deal with the historical dimensions of biological invasions, fostering dialogue between cultural and ecological explanations of environmental change, to inform environmental policy and management.

It has been organized in three sections: the first is the editors’ introduction, in which they review the existing literature and highlight relevant concepts and ideas; the second is about alien species in the Mediterranean region; the third includes cases from other Mediterranean-type regions.


Bioinvasions Invasive species Mediterranean Aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems Historical dimensions

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Isabel Queiroz
    • 1
  • Simon Pooley
    • 2
  1. 1.IHC—Institute of Contemporary HistoryNOVA-FCSHLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of GeographyBirkbeck, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74985-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74986-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-9019
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-9027
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