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Invasive Species: A Very Short Introduction

Julie Lockwood

July 2022

ISBN: 9780198818281

144 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

Invasive species have become a major environmental issue in ecosystems across the world. Julie Lockwood considers how plant and animal species are introduced to new environments; the ecological, social, and economic impacts they can have; and approaches to managing them, against the broader backdrop of environmental change.

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Invasive species have become a major environmental issue in ecosystems across the world. Julie Lockwood considers how plant and animal species are introduced to new environments; the ecological, social, and economic impacts they can have; and approaches to managing them, against the broader backdrop of environmental change.

  • Considers the ways invasive plant and animal species are introduced to new environments
  • Explores the ecological, social, and economic impacts invasive species often impose
  • Discusses policy and management approaches to combating the ill-effects of invasive species
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Julie Lockwood, Rutgers University

Dr Julie Lockwood explores the fate of Earth's biodiversity in the wake of global change. Humans dominate current ecological and evolutionary processes to a great extent. As a consequence, a growing list of species are lost to extinction, while another set of species ride the wave of globalization as invasive species. Dr Lockwood and her research group document and explore the societal implications of this transformation of global biodiversity. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr Lockwood was trained as a conservation biologist at the University of Tennessee and now is Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    1:What is an invasive species?
    2:Invasion pathways
    3:Establishment
    4:Spread
    5:Ecological impact
    6:Socio-economic impact
    7:Policy and management
    8:Future of invasion science
    Future reading
    Index