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    Introduction: spatial tensions and divides in grappling with ‘invasive life’

    Barker, Kezia and Francis, R. (2021) Introduction: spatial tensions and divides in grappling with ‘invasive life’. In: Barker, Kezia and Francis, R. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species. Routledge Environment and Sustainability Handbooks. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9780815354895.

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    Book synopsis: This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the assessment and management of potentially dangerous infectious diseases, quarantined pests, invasive (alien) species, living modified organisms and biological weapons, from a multitude of perspectives. Issues of biosecurity have gained increasing attention over recent years but have often only been addressed from narrow disciplines and with a lack of integration of theoretical and practical approaches. The Routledge Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species brings together both the natural sciences and the social sciences for a fully rounded perspective on biosecurity, shedding light on current national and international management frameworks with a mind to assessing possible future scenarios. With chapters focussing on a variety of ecosystems – including forests, islands, marine and coastal and agricultural land – as well as from the industrial scale to individual gardens, this handbook reviews the global state of invasions and vulnerabilities across a wide range of themes and critically analyses key threats and threatening activities, such as trade, travel, land development and climate change. Identifying invasive species and management techniques from a regional to international scale, this book will be a key reference text for a wide range of students and academics in ecology, agriculture, geography, human and animal health and interdisciplinary environmental and security studies.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Kezia Barker
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2022 15:27
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:18


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