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Detecting and Responding to Alien Plant Incursions

Part of Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

Philip E. Hulme, Montserrat Vilà, Rudolf P. Rohr, José L. Espinar, Jan Pergl, Johannes J. Le Roux, Urs Schaffner, Petr Pyšek, Jane Elith, Rieks D. van Klinken, Justine V. Murray, Cindy E. Hauser, Joslin L. Moore, Mark R. Gardener, Oscar Cacho, Dana M. Bergstrom, Justine D. Shaw, Lauren D. Quinn, Curtis C. Daehler, Brian W. van Wilgen, Richard H. Shaw, Al Tasker, Sarah Brunel, Randy Westbrooks, Steven Manning, Elizabete Marchante, Hélia Marchante
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  • Date Published: October 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107479487

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  • Ecologists, land managers and policymakers continue to search for the most effective ways to manage biological invasions. An emerging lesson is that proactive management can limit negative impacts, reduce risks and save money. This book explores how to detect and respond to alien plant incursions, summarising the most current literature, providing practical recommendations and reviewing the conditions and processes necessary to achieve prevention, eradication and containment. Chapter topics include assessing invasiveness and the impact of alien plants, how to improve surveillance efforts, how to make timely management decisions, and how legislation and strategic planning can support management. Each chapter includes text boxes written by international experts that discuss topical issues such as spatial predictive modelling, costing invasions, biosecurity, biofuels, and dealing with conflict species.

    • The only book to specifically tackle incursions, one of the major issues impacting government strategies on plant invasions and the stage at which management is most cost-effective, occupying a niche in the literature and providing a unique practical perspective
    • Brings together a range of currently disparate information into one comprehensive and effective resource, helping people interested in this issue to understand the fundamental issues, current advances and future direction of the field
    • Each chapter ends with practical recommendations, enabling land managers to go beyond theory and utilise the information provided to proactively respond to alien plant incursions
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    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107479487
    • length: 282 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 154 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 70 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Box 1.1 Incursion response in New Zealand Philip E. Hulme
    2. Prediction (pre- and post-border)
    Box 2.1 Plant traits associated with impact on native plant species richness Montserrat Vilà, Rudolf P. Rohr, José L. Espinar, Philip E. Hulme, Jan Pergl, Johannes J. Le Roux, Urs Schaffner and Petr Pyšek
    Box 2.2 Lag phases: theory, data, and practical implications Petr Pyšek
    Box 2.3 Species distribution models Jane Elith
    3. Detection and delimitation
    Box 3.1 Risk mapping to underpin post-border weed management activities Rieks D. van Klinken and Justine V. Murray
    Box 3.2 Estimating detectability using search experiments Cindy E. Hauser and Joslin L. Moore
    4. Evaluation of management options
    Box 4.1 Is it feasible to eradicate or contain plant incursions in the Galapagos Islands? Mark R. Gardener
    5. Evaluation of management performance
    Box 5.1 Allocating resources Oscar Cacho
    6. Legislation and agreements
    Box 6.1 Legislation in Antarctica Dana M. Bergstrom and Justine D. Shaw
    Box 6.2 Regulating the use of potential invaders for bioenergy Lauren D. Quinn
    Box 6.3 Managing invasive ornamental trees Curtis C. Daehler
    7. Strategies and actions
    Box 7.1 National strategies for dealing with biological invasions, South Africa as an example Brian W. van Wilgen
    Box 7.2 Costing invasions in the UK Richard H. Shaw
    8. Implementation
    Box 8.1 What is a Cooperative Weed Management Area? Al Tasker
    Box 8.2 The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization: co-ordinating the response to invasive plants across borders Sarah Brunel
    Box 8.3 Invasive species Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR): a land conservation challenge for the twenty-first century Randy Westbrooks and Steven Manning
    Box 8.4 Raising awareness about invasive plants in Portugal Elizabete Marchante and Hélia Marchante
    9. Conclusions and future directions.

  • Authors

    John R. Wilson, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    John R. Wilson has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of ecological and evolutionary topics, with a particular focus on invasion science. Based in South Africa, he is a member of the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group, and works across science, management, and policy.

    F. Dane Panetta, University of Melbourne
    F. Dane Panetta has over 40 years of weeds-related research experience in the areas of ecology, risk assessment and incursion management. He has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has edited or co-edited three books, including one on weed risk assessment.

    Cory Lindgren, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Manitoba
    Cory Lindgren has expertise in policy and planning, spatial predictive modelling and early detection and rapid response, and has been working with invasive plants for over 25 years in Canada, heading up a number of groups and forums.

    Contributors

    Philip E. Hulme, Montserrat Vilà, Rudolf P. Rohr, José L. Espinar, Jan Pergl, Johannes J. Le Roux, Urs Schaffner, Petr Pyšek, Jane Elith, Rieks D. van Klinken, Justine V. Murray, Cindy E. Hauser, Joslin L. Moore, Mark R. Gardener, Oscar Cacho, Dana M. Bergstrom, Justine D. Shaw, Lauren D. Quinn, Curtis C. Daehler, Brian W. van Wilgen, Richard H. Shaw, Al Tasker, Sarah Brunel, Randy Westbrooks, Steven Manning, Elizabete Marchante, Hélia Marchante

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