Man's recent colonization of New Zealand has dramatically altered the resident biota and resulted in the introduction of numerous alien organisms to these once remote islands. In reverse, there is increasing evidence of a lesser known export of species to other regions of the world. This volume presents an in-depth review of the level and rate of such invasions, and investigates what controls the success of invaders and the consequences for ecosystems both on land and offshore. It provides invasion biologists everywhere with tests of current theories about those factors leading to the success of invaders as well as evaluating principles for understanding the nature of their impacts that form a solid basis for the effective management of biological invasions worldwide. TOC:The volume consists of 28 chapters and is divided in the following four parts: Magnitude of Alien Invasions.- Controls on Invasion Success.- Consequences of Alien Invasions.- Management of Biological Invasions.
1 Paradise Lost - the Last Major Colonization W.G. Lee, R.B. Allen, D.M.
Tompkins A Magnitude of Alien Invasions 2 Becoming New Zealanders: Immigration
and the Formation of the Biota M.S. McGlone 3 Creating Gardens: the Diversity
and Progression of European Plant Introductions P.A. Williams, E.K. Cameron 4
Introduced Mammals in a New Environment I.A.E. Atkinson 5 Parasites and
Biological Invasions D.M. Tompkins, R. Poulin 6 Export of Plant and Animal
Species from an Insular Biota G.W. Yeates, P.A. Williams B Controls on Invasion
Success 7 Genetics of Invasive Species in New Zealand D. Gleeson, H. Harman, T.
Armstrong 8 Are the Marine Biotas of Island Ecosystems More Vulnerable to
Invasion? G.J. Inglis, B.J. Hayden, W.A. Nelson 9 Factors Affecting the Release,
Establishment and Spread of Introduced Birds in New Zealand R.P. Duncan, T.M.
Blackburn, P. Cassey 10 Biological Control Agents: Can They Tell Us Anything
About the Establishment of Unwanted Alien Species? S.V. Fowler, H.M. Harman, R.
Norris, D. Ward 11 The Context of Plant Invasions in New Zealand: Evolutionary
History and Novel Niches J.M. Craine, W.G. Lee, S. Walker 12 Controls on the
Population Dynamics of Invading Mammals D.M. Forsyth 13 What Controls Invasion
of Indigenous Forests by Alien Plants? S.K. Wiser, R.B. Allen C Consequences of
Alien Invasions 14 Consequences of Brown Trout Invasion for Stream Ecosystems
C.R. Townsend, K.S Simon 15 Relative (Un)Importance of Introduced Animals as
Pollinators and Dispersers of NativePlants D. Kelly, A.W. Robertson, J.J.
Ladley, S.H. Anderson, R.J. McKenzie 16 Trophic Interactions Among Native and
Introduced Animal Species W.A. Ruscoe, G. Norbury, D. Choquenot 17 Keystone
Aliens? The Multiple Impacts of Brushtail Possums M.N. Clout 18 Keystone
Species: Competition for Honeydew Among Exotic and Indigenous Species J.R.
Beggs, D.A. Wardle 19 Consequences of Alien N2-Fixers on Vegetation Succession
in New Zealand J.C. McQueen, W.C. Tozer, B.D. Clarkson 20 Hidden Effects: the
Belowground Consequences of Introduced Browsing Mammals in New Zealand Forests
D.A. Wardle 21 Distinguishing Natural Processes from Impacts of Invasive
Mammalian Herbivores P.J. Bellingham, W.G. Lee D Management of Biological
Invasions 22 Animal Control and Ecosystem Recovery D.A. Coomes, A.F. Mark, J.
Bee 23 Biological Control: Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds and Pests, or
Just Another Source of Alien Invaders? S.V. Fowler, T.M. Withers 24 Strategies
to Reduce Predation on Bird Populations J.A. McLennan 25 Setting Priorities for
the Management of Marine Pests Using a Risk-Based Decision Support Framework
B.M. Forrest, M.D. Taylor, J. Sinner 26 Does Commercial Harvesting of Introduced
Wild Mammals Contribute to Their Management as Conservation Pests? J.P. Parkes
27 Pest Control: Does the Answer Lie in New Biotechnologies? J.A. Duckworth,
A.E. Byrom, P. Fisher, C. Horn 28 Updated Perspective on Biological Invasions in
New Zealand R.B. Allen, R.P. Duncan, W.G. Lee