By Susan L. Woodward
Kudzu vine and box bindweed. Eurasian Collared-Doves, Burmese pythons, and black rats. The northern snakehead and the gypsy moth. All of those are examples of invasive species that experience taken over or are threatening definite ecosystems—places the place those organisms by no means clearly happened. This two-volume paintings includes 168 entries on vegetation, animals, fungi, and microorganisms which are invasive within the usa, offering an entire exam of the diversity of organisms, pathways, distribution styles, and affects of non-native species brought to this country.Encyclopedia of Invasive Species: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels starts with a historical past essay that illuminates the complexities of facing invasive animals and crops. every one access presents info at the origins and invasion historical past of the species in query in addition to a common description of the biology and ecology of every organism. Impacts—actual and power, in addition to administration strategies—are addressed. each species is depicted through images in addition to maps that exhibit its native land and invaded areas within the usa. This distinctive paintings provides attention-grabbing medical details in addition to helpful insights approximately how possible minor occasions can greatly modify the environment.