Invasive Alien Species

Overview of the Problem

The Population Biology of IAS 

  • Introduction of alien species 
  • Establishment of alien species 
  • Spread of invasive alien species 
  • Box 11.1 Conservation in Practice: Predicting an Invasive Alien Species Wave Front 

Impacts of Invasive Alien Species 

  • Impacts on biodiversity 
  • Impacts on ecosystems 
  • Economic impacts 
  • Positive values of IAS 
  • Box 11.2 Challenges & Opportunities: Should Species Be Judged by Their Origin, or by What They Do? 

Management and Control 

  • Box 11.3 Success Story: To Catch a Goat 
  • Risk assessment 
  • Risk management 
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