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Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management Edited By Ian D. Rotherham and Robert A. Lambert  The perceived threats and environmental concerns which surround alien species and ecological invasions. Including a wide range of case studies from around the world, this book raises critical issues to stimulate a much wider debate. April 2011, Pub: Earthscan.
Invasive Species - Organizations and Info sites:
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health Archive of high quality images related to invasive and exotic species to North America, with particular emphasis on educational applications. The University of Georgia.
Invasipedia information on invasive plants, animals, and pathogens, and especially how to best manage them. Its foundation is the large amount of species management information developed by the The Nature Conservancy's Global Invasive Species Team.
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Numerous programs- see site.
Union of Concerned Scientists. Invasive Species Info. The worldwide movement of non-native organisms damages the environment and endangers native species, undermining decades of conservation efforts. Because federally regulated international trade is the source of most invaders, we must reverse some U.S. policies and improve others. Lots of information here- Science, Impacts, Solutions, What you can do. ***
USDA's National Invasive Species Information Center: gateway to invasive species information; covering Federal, State, local, and international sources. Cross listed with - the Invasive and noxious weeds database.
National Biological Information Infrastructure of the U.S. Geological Survey and the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) are celebrating 5 successful years of partnership, which has lead to some great resources... ***
Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group's Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas. A compiled national list of invasive plants infesting natural areas throughout the U.S., background information on the problem of invasive species, illustrated fact sheets, management options, suggested alternative native plants, and other information, with selected links to relevant people and organizations.
National Academy of Sciences. "Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests" (2002) Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests examines this growing problem and offers recommendations for enhancing the science base in this field, improving our detection of potential invaders, and refining our ability to predict their impact.
Defenders of Wildlife - Invasive Species info. Competition from invasive species is second only to habitat loss as a cause for species endangerment. Many states have developed unique programs to address invasive species.
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Invasive Plant Laws, Data, Info.
The Wild Classroom. Exotic, Invasive and Problem Plants. Videos for each species hosted by young scientists.
Invasive Species News:
ScienceDaily - top science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations. Invasive Species News.
Invasive Species Reports:
US EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment. Data; Publications. Numerous reports, papers, etc...


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