Invasion Biology

Sunday, June 04, 2006

ALLDORF & LUNDQUIST 2003:

Introduction: Population Biology, Evolution, and Control of Invasive Species


Invasion by nonindigenous species has been recognized as second only to loss of habitat and landscape fragmentation as a threat to global biodiversity (Walker & Steffen 1997 ). The economic impact of these species is a major concern throughout the world. For example, an estimated 50,000 nonindigenous species established in the United States cause major environmental damage and economic losses that total over an estimated U.S.$125 billion per year (Pimentel et al. 2000). Management and control of nonindigenous species is perhaps the biggest challenge that conservation biologists will face in the next few decades.


Link: http://planet.uwc.ac.za/nisl/Invasives/Assignment1/AllendorfandLundquist.pdf

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