Vertebrate pests of the Wet Tropics bioregion: current status and future trends

Congdon, Bradley C., and Harrison, Debra A. (2008) Vertebrate pests of the Wet Tropics bioregion: current status and future trends. In: Stork, Nigel E., and Turton, Stephen M., (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Blackwell , Oxford, UK, pp. 322-333.

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The invasion of natural ecosystems by exotic species is considered one of the major processes threatening global biodiversity (Species Survival Commission 2000). Disruptions to ecosystem function and changes to patterns of native species richness and abundance are common forms of degradation attributable to exotic or pest species invasions (Sax & Brown 2000; Species Survival Commission 2000). To date, all continents have been negatively affected by the introduction of exotic species. However, islands and other isolated habitats have been significantly more susceptible to biodiversity loss (Mack et al. 2000; Sax & Brown 2000). This susceptibility is attributed to higher levels of endemism in these isolated regions (Species Survival Commission 2000).

Item ID: 7421
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: vertebrate pests; exotic species; Wet Tropics
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ISBN: 978-1-4051-5643-1
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2010 04:58
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 70%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960499 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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