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Invasive Species

Introduction Pathways, Economic Impact, and Possible Management Options

Edited by Hamadttu El-Shafie

King Faisal University

Invasive alien species (IAS) are a menace to agricultural crops and ornamental plants worldwide due to climate change and global warming. They vector serious human and animal diseases and endanger biological diversity through competition and niche displacement. This book addresses issues pertaining to introduction pathways of invasive species, their bionomics, dispersal, risk assessment, economic impact, and possible management and control options. It provides comprehensive information on global invasion, economic impact, and management options for the red palm weevil, spotted wing Drosophila, and the South American tomato pinworm. Additionally, it examines the economic utilization of invasive plant species from the families Asteraceae and Cactaceae as means of management. University teachers and researchers in the fields of entomology, ecology, and environment, as well as students, will find this book useful.

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Invasive SpeciesIntroduction Pathways, Economic Impact, and Possible Management OptionsEdited by Hamadttu El-Shafie

Published: September 23rd 2020

ISBN: 978-1-78985-850-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-849-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-431-2

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Red Palm Weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): Global Invasion, Current Management Options, Challenges and Future Prospects

By Hamadttu Abdel Farag El-Shafie and Jose Romeno Faleiro


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2. Recent Trends in the Early Detection of the Invasive Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier)

By Maged E.A. Mohammed, Hamadttu A.F. El-Shafie and Mohammed R. Alhajhoj


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3. Invasive Insects in India

By Swoyam Singh, Jai Hind Sharma, Avinash Udikeri and Hashib Ansari


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4. The Spotted Wing Drosophila in the South of the World: Chilean Case and Its First Productive Impacts

By Karina Buzzetti Morales


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5. Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): An Invasive Insect Pest Threatening the World Tomato Production

By Hamadttu Abdel Farag El-Shafie


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6. Hybridogenic Activity of Invasive Species of Asteraceae

By Maria A. Galkina and Yulia K. Vinogradova


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7. Changing Climate and Advances on Weeds Utilization as Forage: Provisions, Nutritional Quality and Implications

By Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Sajid Ali, Ayman El Sabagh, Zahoor Ahmad and Muzammil H. Siddiqui


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8. Valorization of Prickly Pear [Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill]: Nutritional Composition, Functional Properties and Economic Aspects

By Francisca Hernández García, Lucia Andreu Coll, Marina Cano-Lamadrid, David López Lluch, Ángel A. Carbonell Barrachina and Pilar Legua Murcia


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9. Novel Trend in the Use of Opuntia (Cactaceae) Fibers as Potential Feedstock for Material Science Applications

By Faten Mannai, Ramzi Khiari and Younes Moussaoui


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