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The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife$
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Donald M. Waller and Thomas P. Rooney

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226871714

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.001.0001

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Nonnmative Terrestrial Species Invasions

Nonnmative Terrestrial Species Invasions

(p.439) 30 Nonnmative Terrestrial Species Invasions
The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

S. Kelly Kearns

University of Chicago Press

Invasive plants, animals, and disease organisms strongly affect both our biological resources and economy. Some scientists believe that invasions are inevitable and feel that it is futile to attempt to stop them. However, most who work with invasives feel strongly that much can and should be done to protect natural areas from the impacts of invasive species. A broader awareness of which species are of concern and the problems they cause is key to containing the current infestations and preventing the import of new harmful species. This chapter examines the status of invasive terrestrial species in Wisconsin: the history of their introduction and spread, their impacts, projections for future change, a summary of what is currently being done at different levels, and recommendations for further actions.

Keywords:   invasive species, Wisconsin, species invasion, nonnative terrestrial species

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