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Title Predicting invasions of nonindigenous plants and plant pests / Committee on the Scientific Basis for Predicting the Invasive Potential of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests in the United States, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2002.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  632.5 P923P    Check Shelf
Description xv, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-175).
Form Also available via the internet.
Contents 2 Immigration: Predicting the Mode and Pathways of Introduction 19 -- 3 Establishment 41 -- 4 Biotic Invasion 78 -- 5 The Impact of Invasions 95 -- 6 Evaluating Predictive Systems 111 -- 7 Enhancing the Science in A Science-Based System 141.
Summary "Nonindigenous plants and plant pests that find their way to the United States and become invasive often cause serious crop and timber losses. Millions of dollars are spent annually in attempts to control invasions with herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, and biological control agents. But the true cost of these invasions is incalculable. Damage to natural ecosystems, such as wetlands and prairies, is very difficult to estimate in economic terms." "Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests examines this growing problem and offers recommendations for enhancing the science base in this field, thus improving and refining our ability to identify potential invaders before they arrive and predicting their impact on U.S. plant resources." "This detailed analysis will be of interest to policymakers, plant scientists, agricultural and forestry producers, horticulturalists, conservationists and public agencies concerned with managing natural resources and the impacts of invasive plant and plant pest species."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Nonindigenous pests -- Control -- United States.
Invasive plants -- Control -- United States.
Biological invasions -- United States -- Prevention.
Plant invasions -- United States -- Prevention.
Animaux et plantes nuisibles aquatiques non indigènes, Lutte contre les -- États-Unis.
Plantes envahissantes, Lutte contre les -- États-Unis.
Invasions biologiques -- États-Unis -- Prévention.
Plantes -- Envahissement -- États-Unis -- Prévention.
Biological invasions -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst00832259
Invasive plants -- Control. (OCoLC)fst00977985
Nonindigenous pests -- Control. (OCoLC)fst01038765
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Plants -- United States.
Pest Control -- United States.
Ecosystem -- United States.
Added Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Scientific Basis for Predicting the Invasive Potential of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests in the United States.
ISBN 0309082641 (hardcover)
9780309082648 (hardcover)
Standard No. 9780309082648
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