DAN EATHERLEY - Consultant and Writer
Invasive Aliens - Media Coverage
"As Eatherley argues, the story of “invasive species” is really the story of human history, and he tells it with great verve"
The Daily Telegraph
"Eatherley has the unflagging curiosity of a Victorian explorer"
"His approach to his complex subject is open-minded, nuanced, and free-ranging to the point of wildness"
The Sunday Telegraph
"Imported species have an alarming tendency to create environmental chaos ... lock the catflap"
"Eatherley has an impressive grasp of history – both human and natural ... There is plenty here to surprise as well as enlighten."
"A fascinating, comprehensive and thoughtful compendium of the flora and fauna that have reached our shores over the years."
at Have the Romans Done for Us?
Dan reveals all in the latest issue of
Eatherley is very good on the new fronts opened up in invasion ecology by changes in human behaviour
"An armada of eclectic new marine invasives could be just over the horizon."
Dan discusses ocean-going invasive species in
A "hands-on approach and friendly narrative, which makes this book a pleasure to read."
Dan recently discussed
on the radio with gardening expert Toby Buckland.
Have a listen here:
"If, like me, you have an enthusiasm for our natural world, bordering on an obsession, then Dan's book is a must-have."
"This is a
tour de force...
A brilliant and thoughtprovoking read"
"A fascinating social history, particularly about those with a romantic ideal of what nature looks like.
reviewed by the
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
"A fast-paced account packed with fascinating vignettes and trivia about the history of invasive non-native species."
Land & Business
"A thoroughly good read and something of a page-turner in its own right, it manages to be instructive and thought-provoking at the same time."
"This fascinating book tells the story of the movement of species, by natural or human agency, over the centuries. It is a complex and controversial subject, lucidly and humorously explained."
Invasive Aliens reviewed in
Country and Town House.
"The pleasure of books like this is often the snippets of new information you may glean from them."
"Despite the nature of the subject, Eatherley approaches his task with good humour and an eye for the absurd."
"Read the interview, enter the competition, buy the book!"
Dan is interviewed in the BSBI's News and Views Blog, with free copies of
up for grabs.
"...for science lovers, it's a treat."
How It Works
A "thoughtful narrative..."
"a pleasing mixture of natural history, ecology, sociology ... The stories of how species got here are often fascinating and the analysis of our relationship with them is thought-provoking."
"The Rose-ringed Parakeet ... reputedly reduced grapeyields at Painshill vineyard in Surrey by up to 90 per cent."
"Sometimes by accident, sometimes by intent, numerous animal and plantlife have been seduced by the mild and wild environs ..."
Six of the most destructive plants and animals that have made Britain their home
Hundreds of species that we take for granted are actually non-native species. Dan names some of his favourites in
"Today’s countryside is filled with squirrels and sycamores, ladybirds and pheasants, even Canada and Egyptian geese aren’t out of place."
Suffolk Norfolk Life.
Crayfish to Coatimundi
Dan discusses invasive species in
"This ambitious review makes light of a complex subject and expands our knowledge with every page."
Cage & Aviary Birds
"The aliens are coming to the UK, and they are coming to Devon and Cornwall first."
Western Morning News.
“It was all quiet and then I heard this high-pitched barking noise. That was the muntjac deer!”
Dan is interviewed for
"Every time I take a stroll on the Heath, I'm struck by just how much around me isn't 'natural' in the sense of representing native British fauna and flora."
Read Dan's article in the
Ham & High
"A tale spanning thousands of years, entertainingly told..."
Read the new review of
East Anglian Daily Times
Help! We've been invaded by pests
Read Dan's latest article, just published in
Orkney vole, wallabies and mink...
Scottish Islands Explorer
"These animals really wouldn’t be invasive at all if it weren’t for us humans..."
Dan is interviewed for a feature about invasive species in the