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[Annelida] Book: Biological Invasions Belowground - earthworms

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read At niwa.co.nz)
Thu Jan 18 19:51:37 EST 2007

Hello Annelida list,

I found *Biological Invasions Belowground: Earthworms as Invasive
Species* by Hrsg.: Paul F. Hendrix
at springer.com and thought you would be interested in this title.

*Biological Invasions Belowground: Earthworms as Invasive Species*

Biological Invasions Belowground: Earthworms as Invasive Species
Hendrix, Paul F. (Ed.)
Reprinted from BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 8:6 (2006)
2006, IV, 132 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-4020-5428-0

See also the original journal source (11 earthworm articles):

Online orders shipping within 2-3 days, 54,95 €

About this book

The most conspicuous biological invasions in terrestrial ecosystems have 
been by exotic plants, insects and vertebrates. Less conspicuous but 
possibly of equal importance are invasions by soil invertebrates, which 
are occurring literally beneath our feet. Familiar examples include the 
South American fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) which has invaded North 
America and Australia, and the New Zealand flatworm (Arthurdendyus 
triangulatus) which has become wide-spread in the United Kingdom; both 
have caused considerable ecological and economic damage. There is now 
evidence that exotic earthworm invasions are increasing world-wide and 
may be having significant impacts on soil processes and plant 
communities in some regions. Much remains to be learned about these 
‘cryptic’ biological invasions. The papers in this book are based on 
efforts by an international group of soil ecologists to assess the 
biological and ecological mechanisms of earthworm invasions, their 
geographic extent and impacts on terrestrial ecosystems, and possible 
means by which earthworm invasions might be mitigated.

Written for: Ecologists, agricultural, forest and environmental 
scientists, natural resource managers
Keywords:Earthworms Invasion Biology

Note again that it is only 132 pages for euro 55, and repackaged from 
the primary source, before you make your decision whether to buy it.

   Geoff Read <g.read At niwa.co.nz>

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