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Biological Invasions in Forest Ecosystem in China

  • Min Lu
  • Jianghua SunEmail author
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Part of the Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology book series (INNA, volume 11)

Abstract

With the increasing volume of international trade in forest products around the world, hidden organisms in cargos were brought into the destination countries. These alien organisms, including insects, plants, and microorganisms, were introduced to new ecosystems, spread and threaten local biodiversity (also known as biological invasions). Nowadays, vulnerable forests in China are being threatened by large numbers of invasive species. In this chapter, we introduce current situation of invasive species in forest ecosystems in China, propose novel theoretical researches on biological invasions in forest ecosystems and several invasive species, as well as discuss main strategies and policies for management of forest pest invasions.

Keywords

Biological invasions Invasive species Forest Invasive pest Forestry invasive alien species 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents, Institute of ZoologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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