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Routledge Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species

ISBN 9780815354895
Published May 12, 2021 by Routledge
368 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the assessment and management of potentially dangerous infectious diseases, quarantined pests, invasive (alien) species, living modified organisms and biological weapons, from a multitude of perspectives.

Issues of biosecurity have gained increasing attention over recent years but have often only been addressed from narrow disciplines and with a lack of integration of theoretical and practical approaches. The Routledge Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species brings together both the natural sciences and the social sciences for a fully rounded perspective on biosecurity, shedding light on current national and international management frameworks with a mind to assessing possible future scenarios. With chapters focussing on a variety of ecosystems – including forests, islands, marine and coastal and agricultural land – as well as from the industrial scale to individual gardens, this handbook reviews the global state of invasions and vulnerabilities across a wide range of themes and critically analyses key threats and threatening activities, such as trade, travel, land development and climate change.

Identifying invasive species and management techniques from a regional to international scale, this book will be a key reference text for a wide range of students and academics in ecology, agriculture, geography, human and animal health and interdisciplinary environmental and security studies.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Knowledges

1. Characterising Invasives: Stages of Invasion
Palma E., Mabey A.L., Vesk P.A. & Catford J.A.

2. What is an invasive alien species? Discord, dissent and denialism
Juliet Fall

3. Indigenous biosecurity: Past, Present and Future
Simon Lambert & Melanie Shadbolt

4. Geographies of Veterinary Knowledge and Practice
Gareth Enticott

5. Watching the grass grow: how landholders learn to live with an invasive plant in conditions of uncertainty
Shaun McKiernan et al.

6. Understanding emerging infectious disease
Kim Stevens

PART 2: Thresholds 

7. Forest ecosystems
Tommaso Sitzia et al.

8. Island ecosystems
Qinfeng Guo

9. Marine and coastal ecosystems
Elizabeth Cottier-Cook & Rebecca Giesler

10. Species invasions in freshwater ecosystems
Rob Francis

11. ‘New’ recombinant ecologies and their implications - with insights from Britain
Ian D. Rotherham

12. Industrial agricultural environments
Rob Wallace et al.

13. Urbanisation and globally networked cities
Meike Wolf

14. Gardens: perspectives and practices in relation to plants in motion
Katarina Saltzman, Carina Sjöholm & Tina Westerlund

PART 3: Practices 

15. National biosecurity regimes: plant and animal bio-politics in the UK and China
Damien Maye & Ray Chan

16. The Future of Biosecurity Surveillance
Evangeline Corcoran & Grant Hamilton

17. Risk assessment for Invasive Species
J. D. Mumford & M A Burgman

18. The Emergency Modality: From The Use Of Figures To The Mobilization Of Affects
Francisco Tirado, Enrique Baleriola & Sebastián Moya

19. Biosecurity in the life sciences
Limor Samimian-Darash & Ori Lev

20. Rewilding and invasion
Timothy Hodgetts & Jamie Lorimer

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Kezia Barker is Lecturer in Geography in the Department of Geography at Birkbeck, University of London, UK.

Robert A. Francis is Reader in Ecology in the Department of Geography, King's College London, UK.