6 edition of Alien Species in North America and Hawaii found in the catalog.
September 1, 1999
by Island Press
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||400|
Alien Species in Hawai‘i Nonnative species of plants and animals within the Hawaiian Islands have a deleterious effect on human health and well-being, agriculture, commerce, and the environment. It is estimated that more than 5, species of plants and animals occur in the Hawaiian Islands, including more than 1, non-indigenous vascular. Others were accidental, as when alien insects and animals traveled to Hawaii in cargo, ship holds, or even the wheel wells of airplanes. Many introduced species have had little or no effect on the native flora and fauna of the Hawaiian islands. But the impact of some alien species has been devastating.
the freshwater mussel species native to North America are threatened, declining or extinct. The causes are multiple, ranging from competition from invasive species to habitat loss and pollution. Now, the first study of ecotoxicological effects of the anti-depressant drug Prozac (fluoxetine) has found that. Description: Newest of the Alien species, first seen in Varginha, Brazil in the early 90's. Small tan coloured imp-like being, said to resemble the Devil and give off a strange ammonia smell. Glowing red eyes, 3 large horns on the head, said to drain its victim of blood. Many sightings in Central America. Said to be capable of flight!
The native species of Hawaii evolved from a few plants and animals that were dispersed over vast oceanic distances. Why are they now in danger of extinction by alien species? Learn more about Hawaii's fight for survival. Ship ballasts unintentionally carried the tiny seeds to North America while others planted it for its aesthetic value and healing properties. The plant is considered an invasive because it quickly establishes itself in wetlands, crowding out native plant species and producing up to 2 million seeds per year with no known natural predators.
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Alien Species in North America and Hawaii provides a comprehensive overview of the invasive species phenomenon, examining the threats posed and the damage that has already been done to ecosystems across North America and Hawaii. George W. Cox considers both the biological theory underlying invasions and the potential and actual effects on 5/5(1).
Alien Species in North America and Hawaii offers for the first time an assessment and synthesis of the problem of invasive species in North American and Hawaiian ecosystems.
Scientists, conservation professionals, policymakers, and anyone involved with the study and control of invasive species will find the book an essential guide and reference. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Alien Species in North America and Hawaii at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5.
Get this from a library. Alien species in North America and Hawaii: impacts on natural ecosystems. [George W Cox] -- "Alien Species in North America and Hawaii provides a comprehensive overview of the invasive species phenomenon, examining the threats posed.
Alien Species in North America and Hawaii: Impacts on Natural Ecosystems. George W. Cox. Washington, DC: Island Press. xii+ pp. Tables, notes, references, index. $cloth (ISBN ), $paper (ISBN ).
This enthusiastic conservationist chronicles the arrival and expansion of. An introduced species, alien species, exotic species, foreign species, non-indigenous species, or non-native species is a species living outside its native distributional range, but which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental.
Non-native species can have various effects on the local ecosystem. Introduced species that become established and spread beyond the place.
Invasive and Exotic Species of North America. any species, including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species, that is not native to that ecosystem; and whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or. of the World's Worst Invasive Alien Species is a list of invasive species compiled by the Global Invasive Species Database in The IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), which maintains the list, acknowledges that it is "very difficult to identify invasive species from around the world that really are 'worse' than any others.".
Alien species in North America and Hawaii: impacts on natural ecosystems In this book, the author examines the issues of non-native species and their impacts in all of North Americal and Hawaiian native ecosystems, land, freshwater, and marine.
Alien Species in North America and Hawaii: Impacts on Natural Ecosystems; George W. Cox; ; Island Press: Washington, DC; pgs.; ISBN: ISBN: This book describes the process whereby exotic species have become dispersed and makes a persuasive argument that a strong exotic species management program is essential.
George W. Cox is Emeritus Professor of Ecology at San Diego State University. He is active in research and writing in ecology, conservation biology, and ornithology and is a life-long student of birds and their migrations.
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An analysis of the effects of non-native species on North American and Hawaiian terrestrial freshwater, and marine ecosystems. Craddock, Elysse M. Speciation processes in the adaptive radiation of Hawaiian plants and animals.
Evolutionary Biology additional species previously thought to be either indigenous or later European intro- ductions may actually be accidental Polynesian introductions (St. John ; Wester, in press). With the arrival of Capt. Cook in and the subsequent influx of ships from Europe and.
Origin and distribution of adventive alien flowering plants in Hawaii. Pages MB: Jacobi, James D. and Fredrick R. Warshauer. Distribution of six alien plant species in upland habitats on the island of Hawaii.
Pages MB: Herbst, Derral R. and Warren L. Wagner. Alien plants on the northwestern Hawaiian islands. Invasive species, any nonnative species that significantly modifies or disrupts the ecosystems it colonizes. Human activities are considered to be the most common ways invasive organisms are transported to new habitats.
Learn more about invasive species, how they are. Pratt, Robert J. Invasive species–a threat to the homeland. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 44 p. ADA Proceedings of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Interagency Research Forum (13th) on Gypsy Moth and Other Invasive Species.
Held in Annapolis, Maryland, on January George W. Cox is emeritus professor of biology at San Diego State University in San Diego, California. He is the author of Alien Species in North America and Hawaii (Island Press, ) as well as numerous textbooks.
More about George W. Cox. An alien species refers to a species that is transported or established outside of its native range (Hawaii Department of Forest and Wildlife). This transport may or may not be intentional. An introduced species on the other hand, refers to an alien species that was transported intentionally.
The total number of marine and brackish water alien species in the Hawaiian Islands isincluding invertebrates, 24 algae, 20 fish, and 12 flowering plants. The Bishop Museum and University of Hawaii, along with the Waikiki Aquarium, hosted a workshop and open house on May 18 Drosophila flies (Carson ).
Hawaii has only a handful of freshwater fishes, and all but one are predominantly herbivorous. The aquatic stages of Hawaii's endemic Megalagrion damselflies, therefore, Alien Species and the Extinction Crisis of Hawaii's Invertebrates.
Red Swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, also known as Louisiana crayfish, crawdad, and mudbug, is introduced to Hawaii as a food source for bullfrogs.
Native to the south-central United States, and northeastern Mexico, it has been introduced, often deliberately, through much of North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.Invasive Species Web site of the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service Alien Invasion: America’s Battle with Non-Native Animals and Plants. National Geographic Society. Cox, George, W. Alien Species in North America and Hawaii.
Island Press. Mooney, H.A. and R. J. Hobbs. Invasive Species in a Changing World. Island Press. Simberloff.Footfall is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Jerry book depicts the arrival of members of an alien species called the Fithp that have traveled to the solar system from Alpha Centauri in a large spacecraft driven by a Bussard intent Author: Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.