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Handbook of Alien Species in Europe

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Handbook of Alien Species in Europe by Delivering Alien Invasive Species
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Biological invasions by alien (non-native) species are widely recognized as a significant component of human-caused global environmental change and the second most important cause of biodiversity decline. Alien species threaten many European ecosystems and have serious environmental, economic and health impacts. The DAISIE (Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe) project has now brought together all available information on alien species in Europe (terrestrial, aquatic and marine) and from all taxa (fungi, plants, animals). Thus for the first time, an overview and assessment of biological invasions in the Pan-European region is finally possible. The Handbook of Alien Species in Europe summarises the major findings of this groundbreaking research and addresses the invasion trends, pathways, and both economic as well as ecological impact for eight major taxonomic groups. Approximately 11.000 alien species recorded in Europe are listed, and fact sheets for 100 of the most invasive alien species are included, each with a distribution map and colour illustration. The book is complemented by a regularly updated internet database providing free additional information. With its highly interdisciplinary approach, DAISIE and its Handbook will be the basis for future scientific investigations as well as management and control of alien invasive species in Europe.

Author Biography

DAISIE is an acronym for Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe. This was the title of an EU project in the 6th FP (2005-2008). DAISIE represents the consortium of 83 partners and 99 collaborators and their joint effort. All European states are represented in this consortium.
Release date NZ
November 19th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2009 ed.
Illustrations
XXVIII, 400 p. 200 illus. in color.
Imprint
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Pages
399
Dimensions
155x235x20
ISBN-13
9781402082795
Product ID
3073102

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