Detecting and Responding to Alien Plant Incursions


  • 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
  • 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.

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    280 pages, 70 b/w illus. 14 tables
    228 x 152 mm

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