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Bioinvasions and GlobalizationEcology, Economics, Management, and Policy$
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Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560158

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.001.0001

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The Problem of Biological Invasions

The Problem of Biological Invasions

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(p.1) Chapter 1 The Problem of Biological Invasions
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Bioinvasions and Globalization
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Charles Perrings

Harold Mooney

Williamson Mark

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.003.0001

This chapter begins with a discussion of the impact of invasive species throughout human history, and the role of trade, transport, and travel in species introductions. It then considers the ecological and economic dimensions of the problem of invasive species, and policy and management options. The need to recognize the global dimension of the problem is discussed.

Keywords:   invasive species, biological invasions, bioinvasions

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