CABI Invasives Series Series 1

Invasive Alien Plants

An Ecological Appraisal for the Indian Subcontinent

March 2012
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    1st March 2012
  • ISBN 9781845939076
  • Language English
  • Pages 328 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.75"
  • Images 107 illus

Invasive alien species are a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystems throughout the world. In India, a country with three of the world's most important "biodiversity hotspots", the invasion of alien plants means risking a national ecological disaster with major social and economic consequences. Currently there is insufficient information about invasive alien plants; their distribution, rate of spread and adaptability to new environments. This book reveals existing and potential invaders, evaluates the level of risk they pose to native species and suggests steps to manage spread and limit damage. Invaluable to policy-makers, this book is also required reading for researchers of invasive plants worldwide.

"The book is well bound, with a good index, and it is likely to be a valuable resource for practitioners, managers and policy-makers alike."

David E. Johnson - , Journal of Experimental Agriculture

Chapter 1. Plant Invasion in India: An Overview

Section 1 - Major Invasive Plants

Chapter 2. Biology, Ecology and Spread of Invasive Weed Parthenium hysterophorus in India
Chapter 3. Invasive species: Ecology and Impact of Lantana camara Invasions
Chapter 4. Biology of Chromolaena odorata, Ageratina adenophora and Ageratina riparia: a review
Chapter 5. Ageratum conyzoides - An Alien Invasive Weed in India
Chapter 6. Predicting geographic distribution of an invasive species Chromolaena odorata L. (King) & H.E. Robins in Indian subcontinent under climate change scenarios
Chapter 7. The alien seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii cultivation in Southeastern India - Case study on livelihood benefits and environmental impacts in particular to corals and seagrass beds
Chapter 8. Biology of Mikania micrantha H.B.K. - a review
Chapter 9. Anthemis cotula L. - a highly invasive species in the Kashmir Himalaya, India
Chapter 10. A brief appraisal of genus Potamogeton L. in Kashmir Valley

Section 2 - Status, Mapping and Distribution Chapter 11. Remote sensing of invasive alien plant Species

Chapter 12. Invasive Alien Weeds of Western Ghats: Taxonomy and Distribution
Chapter 13. Invasive alien plants in tropical forests of southern Eastern Ghats, India: Ecology and Management
Chapter 14. Status of alien plant invasion in North-eastern region of India
Chapter 15. Invasive alien weeds in the tropics: The changing pattern in the herbaceous flora of Meghalaya in North East India.
Chapter 16. Invasion by Alien Macrophytes in Freshwater Ecosystems of India
Chapter 17. Plant Invasions in Jammu and Kashmir State, India

Section 3 - Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
Chapter 18. Risk Assessment for Management of Biological Invasion
Chapter 19. Economics of Invasive Alien Species

Section 4 – Population Dynamics and Utilization
Chapter 20. Population dynamics of invasive Alien species of Eupatorium
Chapter 21. Resource utilization of invasive alien weeds in India
Chapter 22. Lantana mulching for soil fertility improvement, soil and water conservation and crop yield enhancement in rainfed rice in the Kumaun hills

Section 5 – Management and Legislation
Chapter 23. Control of Lantana and Restoration of Biodiversity in Reserve Forests of Chandigarh – A case study
Chapter 24. Woody, alien and invasive Prosopis juliflora (Swartz) D.C. Management dilemma and regulatory issues in Gujarat-a western state of India

J. R. Bhatt

J. R. Bhatt is at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi.

J. S. Singh

J. S. Singh is at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi.

R. S. Tripathi

R. S. Tripathi is at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi.

S. P. Singh

S. P. Singh is at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi.

Ravinder K. Kohli

Ravinder K. Kohli is at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi.