Biogeography of Mediterranean Invasions

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Title: Biogeography of Mediterranean Invasions
Author: -
ISBN10: 0521360404
ISBN13: 978-0521360401
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 29, 1991)
Language: English
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
Size PDF: 1766 kb
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Pages: 504 pages
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The Mediterranean basin, California, Chile, the western Cape of South Africa, and southern Australia share a Mediterranean climate characterized by cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. These five regions have differing patterns of human settlement, but similarities in natural vegetation and some faunal assemblages. These likenesses are enhanced with time by an increasing level of biotic exchange among the regions. An initiative of a subcommittee of SCOPE (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment), which realized that the integrity of many natural ecosystems is being threatened by the ingress of invasive species, this book uniquely documents the introduced floras and faunas, especially plants, buds, and mammals, in these five regions of Mediterranean climate, and aims to increase our understanding of the ecology of biological invasions. In doing so, it points a way to more effectively manage the biota of these regions.