Where Do Camels Belong?: The story and science of invasive species

Where Do Camels Belong?: The story and science of invasive species

Ken Thompson


the place do camels belong? within the Arab international could seem the most obvious resolution, yet they're relative rookies there. They developed in North the US, hold their maximum variety in South the USA, and the single ultimate wild dromedaries are in Australia.

This is a vintage instance of the contradictions of 'native' and 'invasive' species, a scorching factor right away, because the flip-side of biodiversity. now we have all heard the horror tales of invasives, from jap knotweed that places worry into the center of gardeners to brown tree snakes that experience taken over the island of Guam.

But can we have to worry invaders? And certainly, will we keep watch over them, and will we opt for the suitable targets?

Ken Thompson places ahead a desirable array of narratives to discover what he sees because the an important query - why just a minority of brought species prevail, and why so few of them cross directly to reason hassle. He discusses, too, no matter if our fears might be moving into the way in which of protecting biodiversity, and responding to the specter of weather switch.

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