Histories of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean

Bioinvasions is a current top research subject for natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and a major concern for conservationists, land managers and planners. In the last decades, new findings, perspectives and practices have revealed the multifaceted challenges of preventing new introduc...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Queiroz, Ana Isabel (Editor), Pooley, Simon (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018, 2018
Edition:1st ed. 2018
Series:Environmental History
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction; Ana Isabel Queiroz, Simon Pooley
  • 1. Mare Nostrum, Mare quod invaditur – the history of bioinvasions in the Mediterranean Sea; Bella S. Galil et al
  • 2. The apparently relentless spread of the major stomatopod and decapod alien species in the Mediterranean basin; Chiara Manfrin et al
  • 3. Scourge in the Mediterranean. The Argentine ant invasion and the phytosanitary policies imposed in the 1920s; Ana Isabel Queiroz
  • 4. Balearic Islands herpetological history: when aliens conquered these islands and what to do next; Iolanda Silva-Rocha et al
  • 5. The Xenopus laevis invasion in Portugal: an improbable connection of science, Mediterranean climate and river neglect; Mónica Sousa et al
  • 6. Ecologically benign invasions: The invasion and adaptation of common waxbills (Estrilda astrild) in Iberia; Gonçalo C. Cardoso, Luís Reino
  • 7. Long term mammal introductions in Ionian and Aegeus Islands; Marco Massetti
  • 8. Spartina invasors in Mediterranean marshes: past, present and future; Bernardo Duarte et al
  • 9. The Akrotiri peninsula and its forest: Impacts and perceptions of a colonial legacy; J.M. Peyton et al
  • 10. The entangled history of humans and introduced plants on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula; Simon Pooley
  • Indexes.