This work is part of the program of study of exotic species that is carrying-out the Invasive Species: Interinsular Research Group (EIGI) of the University of La Laguna and University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. We thank the "Consejería de Educación del Gobierno de Canarias" that provided funding through its Research Support Program
(PIO42004/096). We thank the students of Geography of University of Las Palmas de Gran
Canaria for their assistant in the sampling. We are also grateful for the collaboration of the fine staff of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria (especially Mr. Carlos Velazquez and Mr. Eugenio
Castro), who offered the use of their facilities in the Park. We thank Heather Adams
(Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) for revising the English edition.
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