The Threat to Natural Ecosystems
Routledge – 2001 – 256 pages
A practical guide to the protection and management of ecosystems against invasions by non-indigenous plant species. The authors seek to offer an accessible account of the subject and how to protect natural habitats. The majority of countries suffer from invasive plants and there are case studies from North America, Europe, Australia, South and South East Asia and the Pacific and Atlantic islands. There is also a list of invasive species, with their countries of origin and regions of introduction.
The 'People and Plants' Initiative * Panel of Advisers * Preface * Acknowledgements * The Nature of Plant Invasion * How Invasion Occurs * Action Against Invasive Plants * Case Studies of Some Important Invasive Species * Representative Invasive Species * Appendices * Glossary * References * Index
Quentin Cronk is a lecturer at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and at the University of Edinburgh. Janice Fuller is a research associate at Harvard Forest, Harvard University.