An official website of the United States government.

We've made some changes to If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

Biotic Invasions: Causes, Epidemiology, Global Consequences and Control

The Ecological Society of America (ESA), the nation's leading professional society of ecological scientists, is an essential source of information for those addressing the many complex tasks associated with watershed management. Since 1997, Issues in Ecology, has been an especially useful resource for citizens, resource managers, policymakers, and others designing and implementing watershed approaches to environmental management. Each Issues in Ecology paper is designed to report, in language understandable by non-scientists, the consensus of a panel of scientific experts on issues relevant to the environment. 

Number 5 (Spring 2000): Biotic Invasions: Causes, Epidemiology, Global Consequences and Control

  • PDF version Exit
  • Abstract

A full suite of Issues in Ecology reports is available on the ESA website Exit.

Readers looking for more information can find a more recent paper regarding invasive plant and fungi species published in BioScience, Volume 51 Number 2 (February 2001): A Special Issue on Global Movement of Invasive Plants and Fungi.