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Shonil Bhagwat

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 51: Non-Native Invasive Species: Nature, Society and the Management of Novel Nature in the Anthropocene

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Non-Native Invasive Species: Nature, Society and the Management of Novel Nature in the Anthropocene
Non-Native Invasive Species: Nature, Society and the Management of Novel Nature in the Anthropocene
Shonil Bhagwat
Introduction: Non-Native Invasive Species

The species that humans have moved historically from one continent to another, either purposefully or accidentally, have often proliferated in their new environments, causing widespread changes to ecosystems. These species are described as non-native (or alien) invasive species (Coates, 2007; Mooney & Hobbs, 2000; Ziska & Dukes, 2014) and are considered one of the most prominent drivers of the transformation of the natural world (Pyšek et al., 2012). These species are reported to have wide-ranging ecological impacts because they change the structure and composition of plant and animal communities in a variety of ...

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