Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services

  • Montserrat Vilà
  • Philip E. Hulme

Part of the Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology book series (INNA, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Montserrat Vilà, Philip E. Hulme
    Pages 1-14
  3. Impacts on Supporting Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Ming Nie, Lei Shang, Chengzhang Liao, Bo Li
      Pages 17-31
    3. Pilar Castro-Díez, Álvaro Alonso
      Pages 49-62
    4. Jane A. Catford
      Pages 63-80
  4. Impacts on Provisioning Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Guillaume Fried, Bruno Chauvel, Philippe Reynaud, Ivan Sache
      Pages 83-101
    3. Marc Kenis, Alain Roques, Alberto Santini, Andrew M. Liebhold
      Pages 103-117
    4. Nigel P. French
      Pages 139-154
  5. Impacts on Regulating Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Petr Pyšek, Tim M. Blackburn, Emili García-Berthou, Irena Perglová, Wolfgang Rabitsch
      Pages 157-175
    3. Judith H. Myers, Jenny S. Cory
      Pages 191-202
    4. Carolina L. Morales, Agustín Sáez, Lucas A. Garibaldi, Marcelo A. Aizen
      Pages 203-220
    5. Pedro Reis Costa, José Carlos Martins, Paula Chainho
      Pages 221-234
    6. Olaf Booy, Lucy Cornwell, Dave Parrott, Mike Sutton-Croft, Frances Williams
      Pages 235-247
    7. Mirijam Gaertner, David C. Le Maitre, Karen J. Esler
      Pages 249-259
  6. Impacts on Cultural Services and Human Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Wolfgang Rabitsch, Franz Essl, Stefan Schindler
      Pages 263-275
    3. Wolfgang Nentwig, Dietrich Mebs, Montserrat Vilà
      Pages 277-293
    4. Christoph Kueffer, Christian A. Kull
      Pages 311-324
  7. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 343-354

About this book


The book presents an analysis of the ecological, economic and social threats posed by the introduction and spread of non-native species. It provides a comprehensive description of impacts of non-native species from all five kingdoms of life across all ecosystems of the world. New insights into the impacts arising from biological invasions are generated through taking an ecosystem services perspective. This work highlights that management of biological invasions is needed not only to sustain biodiversity and the environment, but also to safeguard productive sectors such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries, as well as to preserve human health and well-being. 


Biological invasions Ecosystem services Invasive alien species Vector-borne diseases Environmental change Carbon sequestration Non-native species

Editors and affiliations

  • Montserrat Vilà
    • 1
  • Philip E. Hulme
    • 2
  1. 1.Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC)SevillaSpain
  2. 2.The Bio-Protection Research CentreLincoln UniversityLincolnNew Zealand

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