eBook Encyclopedia Of Invasive Species: From Africanized Honey Bees To Zebra Mussels, 1st Edition

  • Susan L. Woodward
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  • ISBN-10: 0313382212
  • ISBN-13: 9780313382215
  • DDC: 578.6
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 990 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Contains 168 entries on plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms that are invasive in the United States, providing an examination of the variety of organisms, pathways, distribution patterns, and impacts of non-native species introduced to this country.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
General Introduction: Invasive Species—Concepts and Issues.
Preface.
Alphabetical List of Invasive Microorganisms, Fungi, and Animal Entries.
1: Microorganisms.
2: Avian Malaria.
3: Lyme Disease Bacterium.
4: West Nile Virus.
5: Fungi.
6: Bat White-Nose Syndrome Fungus.
7: Chestnut Blight Fungus.
8: Chytrid Frog Fungus.
9: Dutch Elm Disease Fungi.
10: Sudden Oak Death.
11: White Pine Blister Rust.
12: Invertebrates.
13: Bryozoan.
14: Lacy Crust Bryozoan.
15: Tunicates.
16: Chain Tunicate.
17: Colonial Tunicate.
18: Cnidarian.
19: Australian Spotted Jellyfish.
20: Annelid Worms.
21: European Earthworms.
22: Mollusks.
23: Asian Clam.
24: Asian Green Mussel.
25: Chinese Mystery Snail.
26: Common Periwinkle.
27: Giant African Snail.
28: Golden Apple Snail.
29: Naval Shipworm.
30: New Zealand Mud Snail.
31: Quagga Mussel.
32: Veined Rapa Whelk.
33: Zebra Mussel.
34: Crustaceans.
35: Chinese Mitten Crab.
36: Green Crab.
37: Rusty Crayfish.
38: Spiny Water Flea.
39: Arachnids.
40: Honeybee Tracheal Mite.
41: Varroa Mite.
42: Insects.
43: Africanized Honey Bee.
44: Argentine Ant.
45: Asian Longhorned Beetle.
46: Asian Tiger Mosquito.
47: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
48: Common Bed Bug.
49: Emerald Ash Borer.
50: Formosan Subterranean Termite.
51: Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter.
52: Gypsy Moth.
53: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.
54: Japanese Beetle.
55: Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle.
56: Red Imported Fire Ant.
57: Vertebrates.
58: Fish.
59: Alewife.
60: Asian Swamp Eel.
61: Bighead Carp.
62: Brown Trout.
63: Gizzard Shad.
64: Grass Carp.
65: Lionfish.
66: Mosquitofish.
67: Northern Snakehead.
68: Rainbow Trout.
69: Round Goby.
70: Sea Lamprey.
71: Silver Carp.
72: Spotted Tilapia.
73: Walking Catfish.
74: Amphibians.
75: African Clawed Frog.
76: American Bullfrog.
77: Coqui.
78: Cuban Treefrog.
79: Reptiles.
80: Brown Anole.
81: Burmese Python.
82: Green Iguana.
83: Nile Monitor.
84: Birds.
85: Cattle Egret.
86: Common Myna.
87: Eurasian Collared-Dove.
88: European Starling.
89: House Finch.
90: House Sparrow.
91: Japanese White-Eye.
92: Monk Parakeet.
93: Mute Swan.
94: Rock Pigeon.
95: Mammals.
96: Black Rat.
97: Feral Burro.
98: Feral Cat.
99: Feral Goat.
100: Feral Horse.
101: Feral Pig.
102: House Mouse.
103: Indian Mongoose.
104: Norway Rat.
105: Nutria.
106: State-by-State Occurrences of Invasive Microorganisms, Fungi, and Animals.
Glossary.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Invasive Plants in the United States: A Brief Overview.
Alphabetical List of Invasive Plants Entries.
1: Aquatic Plants.
2: Eurasian Watermilfoil.
3: Giant Salvinia.
4: Hydrilla.
5: Water Chestnut.
6: Waterhyacinth.
7: Forbs.
8: Canada Thistle.
9: Chinese Lespedeza.
10: Common Mullein.
11: Common St. Johnswort.
12: Dyer's Woad.
13: Fig Buttercup.
14: Garlic Mustard.
15: Giant Hogweed.
16: Goutweed.
17: Halogeton.
18: Ice Plant.
19: Crystalline Ice Plant.
20: Japanese Knotweed.
21: Kahili Ginger.
22: Leafy Spurge.
23: Musk Thistle.
24: Perennial Pepperweed.
25: Hoary Cress.
26: Prickly Russian Thistle.
27: Purple Loosestrife.
28: Spotted Knapweed.
29: Toadflax.
30: Yellow Starthistle.
31: Graminoids.
32: Asiatic Sand Sedge.
33: Buffelgrass.
34: Cheatgrass.
35: Cogongrass.
36: Common Reed.
37: Cordgrasses and Their Hybrids.
38: Crimson Fountain Grass.
39: Giant Reed.
40: Japanese Stilt Grass.
41: Johnsongrass.
42: Jubata Grass.
43: Pampas Grass.
44: Kikuyugrass.
45: Medusahead.
46: Quackgrass.
47: West Indian Marsh Grass.
48: Shrubs.
49: Asiatic Colubrina.
50: Brooms.
51: Exotic Bush Honeysuckles.
52: Gorse.
53: Japanese Barberry.
54: Koster's Curse.
55: Lantana.
56: Multiflora Rose.
57: Rattlebox.
58: Tropical Soda Apple.
59: Yellow Himalayan Raspberry.
60: Trees.
61: Australian Pine.
62: Brazilian Peppertree.
63: Carrotwood.
64: Chinaberry.
65: Fire Tree.
66: Melaleuca.
67: Paper Mulberry.
68: Princess Tree.
69: Russian Olive.
70: Silk Tree.
71: Strawberry Guava.
72: Tamarisk.
73: Tree of Heaven.
74: Velvet Tree.
75: Vines.
76: Chocolate Vine.
77: Climbing Ferns.
78: English Ivy.
79: Field Bindweed.
80: Japanese Dodder.
81: Japanese Honeysuckle.
82: Japanese Hops.
83: Kudzu.
84: Mile-A-Minute.
85: Oriental Bittersweet.
86: Porcelainberry.
87: Swallow-Worts.
88: Winter Creeper.
89: Wisteria.
90: Tables and Lists about Invasive Plants.
91: Common Names and Scientific Names.
92: State-by-State Designations of Invasive or Noxious Weeds.
93: Pathways of Introduction for Plants.
94: Impacts of Invasive Plants.
95: Major Organizations and Publications Concerned about Invasive Plants.
96: Plant Species Listed as Invasive or Noxious by Organizations and State and Federal Governments.
Set Appendices.
American Species That Are Invasive Abroad.
Major Federal Legislation and Agreements Pertaining to Invasive Species.
Selected International Agreements and Conventions Pertaining to Invasive Species.
ISSG's 100 of the World's Worst Invasive Alien Species.
Glossary.
General Bibliography: Selected Classic and Contemporary Works and Major Internet Data Sources.
Index.
About the Authors.