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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND THEIR CO-PRODUCTION This handbook is a key critical research resource for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences and their contributions to related disciplines associated with the fast developing interdisciplinary field of sustainability science.

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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