Invasion Biology

Sunday, June 04, 2006

MEYERS ET AL. 2000

Eradication revisited: dealing with exotic species


Invasions of non-indigenous species threaten native biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, animal and plant health, and human economies. The best solution is to prevent the introduction of exotic organisms but, once introduced, eradication might be feasible. The potential ecological and social ramifications of eradication projects make them controversial; however, these programs provide unique opportunities for experimental ecological studies. Deciding whether to attempt eradication is not simple and alternative approaches might be preferable in some situations.


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


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