The problem of biological invasions

@inproceedings{Perrings2010ThePO,
  title={The problem of biological invasions},
  author={Charles Perrings and Harold Mooney and Mark Williamson},
  year={2010}
}
Invasive species are defined by the Convention of Biological Diversity as “. . . those alien species which threaten ecosystems, habitats or species”. From biblical times biological invasions have been an ever-present threat to human life and livelihood. In many cases they have been shattering in their impact. They matter. The bubonic plague that swept through Europe in the fourteenth century, the Black Death, caused human populations to decline for more than a hundred years, and outbreaks of… CONTINUE READING

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