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Ecological Damage By Invasive Species

Compiled by Melissa Kaplan


This is a collection of links to articles and sites relating to the problems caused by introduced species who colonize and take over habitat previously used by native species.

Ecological Society of America

Declining Amphibian Populations
World Wildlife Fund

Mammals, Fish, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles Suffering Major Declines

Invasive Species Threaten Healthy Ecosystems
Environmental News Network

Pathways of Introduction and the Ecological and Economic Impacts of Invasive Species
and Impact of Invasive Species
Ortepa Antifoulants

Biodiversity and Conservation: A Hypertext Book
Peter J. Byrant, Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology, U.C. Irvine

Losing Strands in the Web of Life
Worldwatch Magazine (free registration for free access

Species: Unprecedented Extinction Rate, and It's Increasing
Simon Stuart, SSP, IUCN

Current Biological Issues
U.S. Geological Service, National Biological Information Infrastructure

Plants and Animals: Invasive Species
Environmental Media Service

Invasive Species Threaten Healthy Ecosystems

Exotic Pets Blamed for Frogs' Demise
Nick Nuttall, London Times

Impact of Invasive Species on Reptiles and Amphibians

The Work of Nature
Yvonne Baskin, Natural History

World's Reptile Populations Running Thin
Environmental News Network

Invasive Species Links
Desert Museum

 Global Invasive Species Database

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Not available online: Case TJ and Bolger DT. The role of introduced species in shaping the distribution and abundance of island reptiles. Evolutionary Ecology, 1991, 5, 272-290.

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