Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services
The book presents an analysis of the ecological, economic and social threats posed by the introduction and spread of non-native species. It provides a comprehensive description of impacts of non-native species from all five kingdoms of life across all ecosystems of the world. New insights into the impacts arising from biological invasions are generated through taking an ecosystem services perspective. This work highlights that management of biological invasions is needed not only to sustain biodiversity and the environment, but also to safeguard productive sectors such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries, as well as to preserve human health and well-being.
Equips readers with ready access to the latest thinking in ecosystem services as relating to biological invasionsDescribe a wide range of impacts by non-native microorganisms on a wide range of species including humansIntegrates research dispersed across disciplines that is essential for best management of biological invasionsProvides a comprehensive information system of the worst invaders to different productive and socio-economic sectors