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Florida Invasive Animals

Author : James Kavanagh
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This 12-panel laminated folding guide identifies 40 of the more prevalent animal species occurring in Florida - a useful reference guide for homeowners, citizen scientists and others interested in helping control and contain invasive species.

Strangers in Paradise

Author : Daniel Simberloff
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Invasive nonindigenous species -- plants and animals that have been introduced to an ecosystem from someplace else -- are wreaking havoc around the globe. Because they did not co-evolve with species already in the ecosystem, they can profoundly disturb species interactions and ecosystem function.The state of Florida has one of the most severe exotic species problems in the country; as much as a quarter of many taxa in Florida are nonnative, and millions of acres of land and water are dominated by nonindigenous species. Strangers in Paradise provides an in-depth examination of the Florida experience and of the ongoing efforts to eradicate or manage introduced species. Chapters consider: natural disturbance and the spread of nonindigenous species case studies of insects, freshwater invertebrates, fishes, amphibians and reptiles, birds, marine invertebrates and algae, and mammals methods of managing nonindigenous species including ecological restoration, eradication, "maintenance control," and biological control management on public lands the regulatory framework including the role of the federal government as well as state authorities and responsibilities Strangers in Paradise is the first comprehensive volume to address a large, diverse region and the full range of nonindigenous species, the problems they cause, and the methods and impediments to dealing with them. Throughout, contributors emphasize solutions and relate the situation in Florida to problems faced by other states, making the book an important guide for anyone involved with control and management of invasive species.

Invasive Species

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture
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Florida s Invaders

Author : Lenny Flank
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Around the globe, invasive plants and animals have become a serious threat. Some 40% of all endangered species worldwide have been caused by the presence of exotic invasives, and introduced species are now the second-leading cause of extinctions, behind only habitat loss. In the United States, Florida's unique climate and its position as a center of the exotic-animal trade has made it particularly vulnerable to invasives. This book is an account of Florida's invaders, from the Burmese Python to the Lionfish to the Kudzu plant and many more, which are threatening the very ecology of the Sunshine State. Illustrated.

Attack of the Burmese Pythons

Author : Matt Jankowski
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Burmese pythons are a popular kind of pet snake in the United States. However, they’re meant to live in India and parts of China—not Florida. These huge snakes can harm people and generally disrupt the food chain of southern Florida enough for them to be called an invasive species. This book introduces readers to the concept of “native” and “invasive” animals through the facts surrounding the spread of Burmese pythons. The main content covers how the snakes came to be in southern Florida, their harm to the environment, and modern ways conservation groups are trying to stop their spread.

Impacts of Invasive Species on Coastal Environments

Author : Christopher Makowski
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This book focuses on the global threats to coastal environments from invasive, non-native species and examines how these alien biological species adversely alter landscapes and socioeconomic conditions as well as the psychological attitudes and perceptions of local inhabitants and tourists. Designed for the professional or specialist in marine science, coastal zone management, biology, and related disciplines, this volume appeals to those not only working directly with invasive flora and fauna species, but also those individuals involved in a wide array of coastal related fields. Examples and case studies of coastal invasive species are drawn from many different geographic areas worldwide, including North and South America, Europe, Oceania, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

Invasive Species and Global Climate Change

Author : Lewis H. Ziska
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This book examines what will happen to global invasive species, including plants, animals and pathogens with current and expected man-made climate change. The effects on distribution, success, spread and impact of invasive species are considered for a series of case studies from a number of countries. This book will be of great value to researchers, policymakers and industry in responding to changing management needs.

Iguana Invasion

Author : Virginia Aronson
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Describes characteristics of iguanas, and other exotic pets, found in Florida, with information on humane ways to trap them, how to feed them, if they are dangerous, and their effect on the environment.

Invasive species

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry
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Endangered and Threatened Animals of Florida and Their Habitats

Author : Chris Scott
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"This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive, yet convenient and easy-to-understand guide to Florida's endangered and threatened animals and the habitats that support them. Chris Scott covers all 71 species, subspecies, or populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, crustaceans, insects, corals, and mollusks. His species accounts describe each animal's listed status, identifying characteristics, historical and current distribution, biology, current threats, and conservation efforts.