This beautifully illustrated book is your guide to the invasive species found across North America.
Invasive flora and fauna adversely affect our ecosystems. Some species are introduced purposefully and can be harmless or even beneficial to other native species, but others can cause great ecological and environmental harm. This book features 100 invasive plants, animals, and microbes found across North America. Learn the identifying characteristics of each species, their habitats, their impacts on each ecosystem, and why they have been able to proliferate.
This book includes:
- Wild boars that devour crops and native vegetation - Burmese pythons that annihilate native mammal populations - Starlings that destroy crops - Asian carp that out-compete native fish for habitat and food - Nutria that damage natural resources - And more!
Discover the careful balance of ecosystems with The Book of Invasive Species.
About the Author
Dr. Kit Carlson earned her PhD in Plant Microbiology and Pathology at the University of Missouri, and conducted her post-doctoral research at Virginia Tech, focused on molecular diagnostics of plant disease. Kit has been a botany professor for nearly two decades. During her tenure she has served thousands of students and developed and instructed more than fifteen different plant science courses. She and her students have conducted and published research on a wide range of topics, including plant disease, medicinal plants, ethnobotany, public land, science education, and more.