Invasive species and human health / edited by Giuseppe Mazza, CREA Research Centre for Plant Protection and Certification, Florence, Italy, Department of Biology, University of Florence, Italy and Elena Tricarico, Department of Biology, University of Florence, Italy
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Poisonous and Venomous: Marine Alien Species in the Mediterranean Sea and Human Health / Bella Galil -- 2.Invasive Alien Plant Impacts on Human Health and Well-being / Giuseppe Brundu -- 3.Human Health Impact by Alien Spiders and Scorpions / Wolfgang Nentwig -- 4.Ticks and Dust Mites: Invasive and Health-affecting Borderline Organisms / Giulio Grandi -- 5.Bugs, Ants, Wasps, Moths and Other Insect Species / Marie-Anne Auger-Rozenherg -- 6.The Invasive Mosquitoes of Medical Importance / Luciano Toma -- 7.Invasive Freshwater Invertebrates and Fishes: Impacts on Human Health / Elena Tricarico -- 8.Risks for Human Health Related to Invasive Alien Reptiles and Amphibians / Nikola Pantchev -- 9.Do Alien Free-ranging Birds Affect Human Health? A Global Summary of Known Zoonoses / Mattia Menchetti -- 10.Impact of Alien Mammals on Human Health / Lucilla Carnevali -- 11.Climate Change and Increase of Impacts on Human Health by Alien Species / Franz Essl.
- "Invasive alien plants and animals are known for their disruption of ecosystems and threat to biodiversity. This book highlights their major impact on human health. This includes not only direct effects through contact with the species via bites, wounds and disease, but also indirect effects caused by changes induced in ecosystems by invasive species, such as more water hyacinth increasing mosquito levels and thereby the potential for malaria. Covering a wide range of case studies from different taxa (animals and plants), and giving an overview of the diverse impacts of invasive species on health in developed and developing countries, the book is a significant contribution that will help in prioritizing approaches to controlling invasive species and mitigating their health effects. It covers invasive plants, marine species, spiders and other arachnids, ticks and dust mites, insects, mosquitos and other diptera, freshwater species (invertebrates and fishes), amphibians and reptiles, birds and mammals. Key Features: Collects together the major health impacts for the first time; Covers animal and plant invasive species; Examines issues in developed and developing countries. The broad spectrum of the analyzed case studies will ensure the appeal of the book to a wide public, including researchers of biological invasions, doctors, policy-makers and managers, and students of invasive species in ecology, animal and plant biology and public health medicine" -- From the publisher.
- 9781786390981 hardcover ; alkaline paper
1786390981 hardcover ; alkaline paper
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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