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1789242061 / 9781789242065
Laminated
598.162
15/05/2020
Published 15/05/2020
England
28 cm 384 pages
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)

Examining globally invasive alien birds, the first part of this book provides an account of 32 global avian invasive species (as listed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group, ISSG).

It acts as a one stop reference volume; it assesses current invasive status for each bird species, including details of physical description, diet, introduction and invasion pathways, breeding behaviour, natural habitat.

It also looks at the environmental impact of each species, as well as current and future control methods.

Full colour photographs assist with species identification and global distribution maps give a visual representation of the current known distributions of these species.

The second part of the book discusses the biogeographical aspects of avian invasions, highlighting current and emerging invasive species across different regions of the world.

The third section considers the impact of invasive species on native communities, problems associated with invasive bird management and the use of citizen science in the study of invasive birds.

BIC:

PSVW6 Birds (ornithology), RNCB Biodiversity

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