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Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services

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  • © 2017


  • Equips readers with ready access to the latest thinking in ecosystem services as relating to biological invasions
  • Describe a wide range of impacts by non-native microorganisms on a wide range of species including humans
  • Integrates research dispersed across disciplines that is essential for best management of biological invasions
  • Provides a comprehensive information system of the worst invaders to different productive and socio-economic sectors

Part of the book series: Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology (INNA, volume 12)

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The book presents an analysis of the ecological, economic and social threats posed by the introduction and spread of non-native species. It provides a comprehensive description of impacts of non-native species from all five kingdoms of life across all ecosystems of the world. New insights into the impacts arising from biological invasions are generated through taking an ecosystem services perspective. This work highlights that management of biological invasions is needed not only to sustain biodiversity and the environment, but also to safeguard productive sectors such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries, as well as to preserve human health and well-being. 

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Impacts on Supporting Services

  2. Impacts on Provisioning Services

  3. Impacts on Regulating Services


“This is a book worth reading, but also to come back to for reference on several occasions. It could well become one of those core references for the introductory sentences of many papers and proposals on biological invasions stating the impacts of IAS before setting out the more specific research questions.” (Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz, Basic and Applied Ecology, May, 2018)

“All biological invasions on ecosystem services, interdisciplinary collaboration is important for understanding and managing biological invasions to preserve the environmental, economic and societal values of interest (ecosystem services). This book is an important first step towards that goal because it comprehensively advances our understanding of the impact of biological invasions not just on biodiversity and ecosystems, but on the human species as well.” (E. M. Bennett, Biological Invasions, Vol. 20, 2018)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC), Sevilla, Spain

    Montserrat Vilà

  • The Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand

    Philip E. Hulme

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