Invasive Alien Plants: An Ecological Appraisal for the Indian subcontinent (CABI Invasives Series)

Invasive Alien Plants: An Ecological Appraisal for the Indian subcontinent (CABI Invasives Series)

By: J. R. Bhatt (editor), J. S. Singh (editor), S. P. Singh (editor), R. K. Kohli (editor), Ravinder Kumar Kohli (editor), R. S. Tripathi (editor), Yadav Yadav (contributor), A. Raghubanshi (contributor), A. Sathyanarayana (contributor), Hassan Ganie Hassan Ganie (contributor)Hardback

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Invasive alien species are a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystems throughout the world. In India, a country with four of the world's most important 'biodiversity hotspots', the invasion of alien plants means risking a national ecological disaster with major social and economic consequences. Currently, there is insufficient information about invasive alien plants; their distribution, rate of spread and adaptability to new environments. This book reveals existing and potential invaders, evaluates the level of risk they pose to native species and suggests steps to manage spread and limit damage. Invaluable to policy-makers, this book is also required reading for researchers of invasive plants worldwide.

Contents

1: Plant Invasion in India: an Overview Part I: Major Invasive Plants 2: Biology, Ecology and Spread of the Invasive Weed Parthenium hysterophorus in India 3: Invasive Species: Ecology and Impact of Lantana camara Invasions 4: Biology of Chromolaena odorata, Ageratina adenophora and Ageratina riparia: a Review 5: Ageratum conyzoides: an Alien Invasive Weed in India 6: Predicting the Geographial Distribution of an Invasive Species (Chromolaena odorata L. (King) & H.E. Robins) in the Indian Subcontinent under Climate Change Scenarios 7: Impacts of Cultivation of Kappaphycus alvarezii on Coral Reef Environs of the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, South-eastern India 8: Biology of Mikania micrantha H.B.K.: a Review 9: Anthemis cotula L.: a Highly Invasive Species in the Kashmir Himalaya, India 10: A Brief Appraisal of Genus Potamogeton L. in the Kashmir Valley Part II: Status, Mapping and Distribution 11: Remote Sensing of Invasive Alien Plant Species 12: Invasive Alien Weeds of the Western Ghats: Taxonomy and Distribution 13: Invasive Alien Plants in Tropical Forests of the South-eastern Ghats, India: Ecology and Management 14: Status of Alien Plant Invasions in the North-eastern Region of India 15: Invasive Alien Weeds in the Tropics: the Changing Pattern in the Herbaceous Flora of Meghalaya in North-east India 16: Invasion by Alien Macrophytes in Freshwater Ecosystems of India 17: Plant Invasions in Jammu and Kashmir State, India Part III: Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment 18: Risk Assessment for Management of Biological Invasions 19: Economics of Invasive Alien Species Part IV: Population Dynamics and Utilization 20: Population Dynamics of Invasive Alien Species of Eupatorium 21: Resource Utilization and Beneficial Aspects of Invasive Alien Weeds with Special Reference to the Western Ghats, India 22: Lantana Mulching for Soil Fertility Improvement, Soil and Water Conservation and Crop Yield Enhancement in Rainfed Rice in the Kumaun Hills Part V: Management and Legislation 23: Control of Lantana and Restoration of Biodiversity in Reserve Forests of Chandigarh: a Case Study 24: Woody, Alien and Invasive Prosopis juliflora (Swartz) D.C.: Management Dilemmas and Regulatory Issues in Gujarat

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845939076
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781845939076
  • ISBN10: 1845939077

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