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Cover for Spread.

This chapter deals with how parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), with a humble origin in the neotropics, has ended up as a global weed with a pantropical distribution spreading across about 48 countries in the last five to six decades. The chapter specifically deals with the spread pathways...

Author(s)
Asad Shabbir; McConnachie, A.; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions.

This chapter draws conclusions and makes future recommendations on the management of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), based on extensive information reviewed in different chapters of the book. There are some research gaps, particularly in quantification of economic losses and health...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Kunjithapatham Dhileepan
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an introduction to the book and outlines the scope of the book. The importance of matching species to site; the provenance of trees; climate change and its effects; the composition of British forests in the 2000s; developments in British forests since 1990; and attitudes to...

Author(s)
Savill, P. S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change and increase of impacts on human health by alien species.

There is mounting evidence that climate change will facilitate biological invasions. Regarding alien species relevant for human health, climate change can modify their impacts by altering the likelihood of their introduction, establishment, distribution and abundance, the scale of impacts and...

Author(s)
Schindler, S.; Rabitsch, W.; Essl, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Invasive alien weed species: a threat to plant biodiversity.

Biological invasion is defined as the introduction (intentional or non-intentional), successful establishment, and potential spread of species outside their native range of habitat, and recognized as a threat to the economy, environment and biodiversity globally. Together, such species are regarded ...

Author(s)
Disha Jaggi; Mayank Varun; Saurabh Pagare; Niraj Tripathi; Meenal Rathore; Raghwendra Singh; Bhumesh Kumar
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change effects on urban pest insects.

This chapter discusses the possible effects of climate change on the population dynamics of insect pests in urban areas, and describes several key traits that are likely to govern the sensitivity of insect pests to climate change. It also describes the different types of insect pests. To be known...

Author(s)
Comont, R. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Invasive species and human health.

This book, which consists of 11 chapters, highlights the major impact of invasive alien plants and animals on human health. This includes not only direct effects through contact with the species via bites, wounds and disease, but also indirect effects caused by changes induced in ecosystems by...

Author(s)
Mazza, G.; Tricarico, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Risks for human health related to invasive alien reptiles and amphibians.

More than 100 amphibian and reptile species have established populations outside their natural geographical range, mostly as a consequence of the international pet trade. About 40 zoonoses are associated with reptiles and amphibians. The main zoonotic risks from alien invasive reptiles and...

Author(s)
Pauwels, O. S. G.; Pantchev, N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Do alien free-ranging birds affect human health? A global summary of known zoonoses.

Non-native birds are prominent among alien taxa, with at least 415 species established outside their natural distribution ranges. Impacts of introduced birds on human health have received little attention up to now, despite previous works suggesting that disease transmission is a major impact...

Author(s)
Mori, E.; Meini, S.; Strubbe, D.; Ancillotto, L.; Sposimo, P.; Menchetti, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter

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