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Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services

  • 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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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Non-native Species, Ecosystem Services, and Human Well-Being

    • Montserrat Vilà, Philip E. Hulme
    Pages 1-14
  3. Impacts on Supporting Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Changes in Primary Production and Carbon Sequestration after Plant Invasions

      • Ming Nie, Lei Shang, Chengzhang Liao, Bo Li
      Pages 17-31
    3. Alteration of Nitrogen Cycling as a Result of Invasion

      • Pilar Castro-Díez, Álvaro Alonso
      Pages 49-62
    4. Hydrological Impacts of Biological Invasions

      • Jane A. Catford
      Pages 63-80
  4. Impacts on Provisioning Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81
    2. Decreases in Crop Production by Non-native Weeds, Pests, and Pathogens

      • Guillaume Fried, Bruno Chauvel, Philippe Reynaud, Ivan Sache
      Pages 83-101
    3. Impact of Non-native Invertebrates and Pathogens on Market Forest Tree Resources

      • Marc Kenis, Alain Roques, Alberto Santini, Andrew M. Liebhold
      Pages 103-117
    4. Impacts of Non-native Species on Livestock

      • Nigel P. French
      Pages 139-154
  5. Impacts on Regulating Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 155-155
    2. Displacement and Local Extinction of Native and Endemic Species

      • Petr Pyšek, Tim M. Blackburn, Emili García-Berthou, Irena Perglová, Wolfgang Rabitsch
      Pages 157-175
    3. Biological Control Agents: Invasive Species or Valuable Solutions?

      • Judith H. Myers, Jenny S. Cory
      Pages 191-202
    4. Disruption of Pollination Services by Invasive Pollinator Species

      • Carolina L. Morales, Agustín Sáez, Lucas A. Garibaldi, Marcelo A. Aizen
      Pages 203-220
    5. Impact of Invasions on Water Quality in Marine and Freshwater Environments

      • Pedro Reis Costa, José Carlos Martins, Paula Chainho
      Pages 221-234
    6. Impact of Biological Invasions on Infrastructure

      • Olaf Booy, Lucy Cornwell, Dave Parrott, Mike Sutton-Croft, Frances Williams
      Pages 235-247
    7. Alterations of Disturbance Regimes by Plant and Animal Invaders

      • Mirijam Gaertner, David C. Le Maitre, Karen J. Esler
      Pages 249-259

About this book

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. 

Keywords

  • Biological invasions
  • Ecosystem services
  • Invasive alien species
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Environmental change
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Non-native species

Reviews

“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

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-45121-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)