Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Science, Conservation, and National Parks$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Steven R. Beissinger, David D. Ackerly, Holly Doremus, and Gary E. Machlis

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226422954

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 16 September 2021

Biological Invasions in the National Parks and in Park Science

Biological Invasions in the National Parks and in Park Science

(p.161) Eight Biological Invasions in the National Parks and in Park Science
Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Daniel Simberloff

University of Chicago Press

In its early history, the US National Park Service (NPS) had no policy on nonnative species, and even introduced nonnative fishes for sport fishing and plants for landscaping. By the 1920s, scientists within and outside the NPS militated against new introductions and urged the agency to minimize or eradicate existing ones, but not until a 1968 directive was such a policy substantially implemented. Some park efforts to eradicate or decrease mammal populations aroused opposition from hunters or advocates of animal rights. Park Science was first published in 1980 and initially targeted NPS managers; in the 1990s it broadened its audience to include the general public. Articles in Park Science, though more heavily focused on management than those in most academic journals, track most of the explosive recent development of invasion biology, in particular incorporating the recognition that some invasions can affect entire ecosystems rather than just particular native species. The journal has generally downplayed controversies that have recently roiled invasion biology. National parks, islands in a larger landscape and unable to control national policy on nonnative species, are continually invaded by new nonnatives, but the NPS has risen to the challenge of managing them with some striking successes.

Keywords:   biological control, biological invasions, invasive species, national parks, nonnative species

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.