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    Bioinvasions and the idea of the Mediterranean

    Pooley, Simon (2019) Bioinvasions and the idea of the Mediterranean. Geography 104 (2), pp. 106-108. ISSN 0016-7487.

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    Abstract

    While there has been much research on the impacts of European trade and the resulting spread of invasive plants, animals and diseases elsewhere on the planet, considerably less attention has been paid to the reverse flow. In this article I draw on examples from the book I co-edited with Ana Queiroz, Histories of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean (Springer, 2018), and discuss both gaps and prospects for future research. Finally, I speculate as to whether bioinvasions my ultimately destroy the ecological coherence that has been used to define a ‘Mediterranean basin’ region. If so, perhaps they will force us to rethink the conceptual framework of a Mediterranean region, while also warning of its fragility, conceptually and physically.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): bioinvasions, Mediterranean, environmental history
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Simon Pooley
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 15:20
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:55
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/30046

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