Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Deborah C. Hayes, Becky K. Kerns, Toral Patel-Weynand, Deborah M. Finch
    Pages 1-3 Open Access
  3. Albert E. Mayfield III, Steven J. Seybold, Wendell R. Haag, M. Tracy Johnson, Becky K. Kerns, John C. Kilgo et al.
    Pages 5-39 Open Access
  4. Chelcy Ford Miniat, Jennifer M. Fraterrigo, Steven T. Brantley, Mac A. Callaham Jr, Susan Cordell, Jeffrey S. Dukes et al.
    Pages 41-55 Open Access
  5. Deborah M. Finch, Jack L. Butler, Justin B. Runyon, Christopher J. Fettig, Francis F. Kilkenny, Shibu Jose et al.
    Pages 57-83 Open Access
  6. Susan E. Meyer, Mac A. Callaham Jr, Jane E. Stewart, Steven D. Warren
    Pages 85-110 Open Access
  7. Robert C. Venette, Doria R. Gordon, Jennifer Juzwik, Frank H. Koch, Andrew M. Liebhold, Robert K. D. Peterson et al.
    Pages 111-131 Open Access
  8. Therese M. Poland, Jennifer Juzwik, Allen Rowley, Cynthia D. Huebner, John C. Kilgo, Vanessa M. Lopez et al.
    Pages 133-184 Open Access
  9. Jennifer Koch, Dean E. Pearson, Cynthia D. Huebner, Michael K. Young, Richard A. Sniezko
    Pages 185-202 Open Access
  10. Anne S. Marsh, Deborah C. Hayes, Patrice N. Klein, Nicole Zimmerman, Alison Dalsimer, Douglas A. Burkett et al.
    Pages 203-229 Open Access
  11. Sonja Oswalt, Chris Oswalt, Alycia Crall, Robert Rabaglia, Michael K. Schwartz, Becky K. Kerns
    Pages 231-242 Open Access
  12. Matt Reeves, Inés Ibáñez, Dana Blumenthal, Gang Chen, Qinfeng Guo, Catherine Jarnevich et al.
    Pages 243-265 Open Access
  13. John Schelhas, Janice Alexander, Mark Brunson, Tommy Cabe, Alycia Crall, Michael J. Dockry et al.
    Pages 267-291 Open Access
  14. Andrew M. Liebhold, Faith T. Campbell, Doria R. Gordon, Qinfeng Guo, Nathan Havill, Bradley Kinder et al.
    Pages 293-303 Open Access
  15. Travis Warziniack, Robert G. Haight, Denys Yemshanov, Jenny L. Apriesnig, Thomas P. Holmes, Amanda M. Countryman et al.
    Pages 305-320 Open Access
  16. Faith T. Campbell, Hilda Diaz-Soltero, Deborah C. Hayes
    Pages 321-328 Open Access
  17. Becky K. Kerns, Therese M. Poland, Robert C. Venette, Toral Patel-Weynand, Deborah M. Finch, Allen Rowley et al.
    Pages 329-333 Open Access
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 335-455

About this book


This open access book describes the serious threat of invasive species to native ecosystems. Invasive species have caused and will continue to cause enormous ecological and economic damage with ever increasing world trade. This multi-disciplinary book, written by over 100 national experts, presents the latest research on a wide range of natural science and social science fields that explore the ecology, impacts, and practical tools for management of invasive species. It covers species of all taxonomic groups from insects and pathogens, to plants, vertebrates, and aquatic organisms that impact a diversity of habitats in forests, rangelands and grasslands of the United States. It is well-illustrated, provides summaries of the most important invasive species and issues impacting all regions of the country, and includes a comprehensive primary reference list for each topic. This scientific synthesis provides the cultural, economic, scientific and social context for addressing environmental challenges posed by invasive species and will be a valuable resource for scholars, policy makers, natural resource managers and practitioners.


Invasive species in the United States USDA Forest Service Technical Report Terrestial and aquatic systems Invasive species science Invasive pests, climate and social sciences Forest and rangeland management in the United States Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Therese M. Poland
    • 1
  • Toral Patel-Weynand
    • 2
  • Deborah M. Finch
    • 3
  • Chelcy Ford Miniat
    • 4
  • Deborah C. Hayes
    • 5
  • Vanessa M. Lopez
    • 6
  1. 1.U.S. Department of AgricultureForest Service, Northern Research StationLansingUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Department of AgricultureForest Service, Sustainable Forest Management ResearchWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.U.S. Department of AgricultureForest Service, Rocky Mountain Research StationAlbuquerqueUSA
  4. 4.U.S. Department of AgricultureForest Service, Southern Research Station, Coweeta Hydrologic LabOttoUSA
  5. 5.U.S. Department of AgricultureForest Service, Sustainable Forest Management ResearchWashington, DCUSA
  6. 6.U.S. Department of AgricultureForest Service, State and Private ForestryWashington, DCUSA

About the editors

The editors are USDA Forest Service research scientists, managers, and national program leaders who specialize on invasive species and strategic planning for research and management programs.  Therese Poland is a research entomologist and conducts research to develop tools for detecting and managing invasive insects; Toral Patel-Weynand is the national program director for Sustainable Forest Management Research and coordinates national strategies and research priorities on forest management research and sustainability issues including disturbance from invasive species; Deborah Finch is a research biologist and specializes on management of invasive plants and fuel to reduce fire risk as well as their impacts on ecosystem processes and functions; Chelcy Ford Miniat is a research ecologist and studies how invasive species affect carbon, nutrient, and water cycling processes; Vanessa Lopez serves as the national program leader for invasive plants with Forest Service State and Private Forestry and has previously worked on invasive insects and diseases including research on dispersal and biological control of woodboring beetles.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the United States Forest Sector
  • Editors Therese M. Poland
    Toral Patel-Weynand
    Deborah M. Finch
    Chelcy Ford Miniat
    Deborah C. Hayes
    Vanessa M. Lopez
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information This is a U.S. government work and not under copyright protection in the U.S.; foreign copyright protection may apply 2021
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-45366-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-45369-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-45367-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XLII, 455
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ecosystems
    Environment, general
    Terrestial Ecology
    Landscape Ecology
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