Plant Invasions in Protected Areas, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400777507
  • ISBN-13: 9789400777507
  • DDC: 581.62
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 656 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book is the first comprehensive global review of all aspects of alien plant invasions in protected areas. It provides insights into advances in invasion ecology emanating from work in protected areas, and the link to locally relevant management support for protected areas. The book provides in-depth case studies, illuminating interesting and insightful knowledge that can be shared across the global protected area network. The book includes the collective understanding of 80 ecologists and managers to extract as much information as possible that will support the long-term management of protected areas, and the biodiversity and associated ecosystem services they maintain. "This outstanding volume draws together pretty much all that can be said on this topic, ranging from the science, through policy, to practical action". Dr. Simon N. Stuart, IUCN Species Survival Commission, UK. 'This important and timely volume addresses two of the most serious problems affecting biodiversity conservation today: assessing the extent to which protected areas are impacted by biological invasions and the complex problems of managing these impacts. Written by leading specialists, it provides a comprehensive overview of the issues and gives detailed examples drawn from protected areas across the world'. Professor Vernon H. Heywood, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, UK                                                                                                  

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Setting the Scene: Impacts, Processes and Opportunities.
2: Plant Invasions in Protected Areas: Outlining the Issues and Creating the Links.
3: The Bottom Line: Impacts of Alien Plant Invasions in Protected Areas.
4: Plant Invasions in Protected Landscapes: Exception or Expectation?.
5: Global Efforts to Address the Wicked Problem of Invasive Alien Species.
6: A Cross-Scale Approach for Abundance Estimation of Invasive Alien Plants in a Large Protected Area.
7: Plant Invasions into Mountain Protected Areas: Assessment, Prevention and Control at Multiple Spatial Scales.
8: Regional Patterns: Mapping the Threats from Plant Invasions in Protected Areas.
9: Icons in Peril: Invasive Alien Plants in African Protected Areas.
10: Aliens in the Arc: Are Invasive Trees a Threat to the Montane Forests of East Africa?.
11: Invasive Plants in the Floodplains of Australia's Kakadu National Park.
12: Alien Plants Homogenise Protected Areas: Evidence from the Landscape and Regional Scales in South Central Chile.
13: Plant Invasions of Protected Areas in Europe: An Old Continent Facing New Problems.
14: Invasive Plant Species in Indian Protected Areas: Conserving Biodiversity in Cultural Landscapes.
15: Invasive Plants in the United States National Parks.
16: Small, Dynamic and Recently Settled: Responding to the Impacts of Plant Invasions in the New Zealand (Aotearoa) Archipelago.
17: Plant Invasions in Protected Areas of Tropical Pacific Islands, with Special Reference to Hawaii.
18: A Pragmatic Approach to the Management of Plant Invasions in Galapagos.
19: Invasive Alien Plants in the Azorean Protected Areas: Invasion Status and Mitigation Actions.
20: Invasive Alien Plants in Protected Areas in Mediterranean Islands: Knowledge Gaps and Main Threats.
21: Threats to Paradise? Plant Invasions in Protected Areas of the Western Indian Ocean Islands.
22: Southern Ocean Islands Invaded: Conserving Biodiversity in the World's Last Wilderness.
23: Managing Invasions in Protected Areas: From Prevention to Restoration.
24: Manipulating Alien Plant Species Propagule Pressure as a Prevention Strategy for Protected Areas.
25: Guidelines for Addressing Invasive Species in Protected Areas.
26: Protecting Biodiversity Through Strategic Alien Plant Management: An Approach for Increasing Conservation Outcomes in Protected Areas.
27: Overcoming Barriers to the Prevention and Management of Alien Plant Invasions in Protected Areas: A Practical Approach.
28: Eradication: Pipe Dream or Real Option?.
29: Biological Control of Invasive Plants in Protected Areas.
30: Restoration Within Protected Areas: When and How to Intervene to Manage Plant Invasions?.
31: Conclusion.
32: Invasive Alien Plants in Protected Areas: Threats, Opportunities, and the Way Forward.
Plant Invasions Index.
Protected Areas Index.
Species Index.