Download e-book for iPad: Assessment and Management of Plant Invasions by Carla M. D’Antonio (auth.), James O. Luken, John W. Thieret

By Carla M. D’Antonio (auth.), James O. Luken, John W. Thieret (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461219264

ISBN-13: 9781461219262

ISBN-10: 1461273420

ISBN-13: 9781461273424

Biological invasion of local plant groups is a high-priority challenge within the box of environmental administration. source managers, biologists, and all these serious about plant groups needs to give some thought to ecological interactions whilst assessing either the consequences of plant invasion and the long term results of administration. Sections of the publication conceal human perceptions of invading crops, overview of ecological interactions, direct administration, and legislation and advocacy. it's also an appendix with descriptive info for plenty of of the worst weeds.

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Thus, ecological values will vary among NI species and systems. The process of identifying potentially valuable ecological functions of NI plants could start with a checklist of relevant managementoriented, system-based questions such as: 1. Does the existence of the species enhance management goals of the system? Is the species noninvasive or a threat to resources of concern, particularly in adjacent systems? 2. Is the species ecologically similar to an extirpated IN species? Could it serve a similar ecological role in the system?

They reduce the value of these systems" (Bazzaz 1986). For many speakers of English the term weed brings to mind images of rapidly growing pests choking out valuable species in agricultural lands, gardens, or lawns. Because management of these areas usually involves regular disturbance of the vegetation cover and soil, most unwanted species on them are characterized by their ability to colonize disturbed areas and to reproduce quickly. Plants of this type often build up large populations that disperse propagules far and wide, increasing chances that some will drop in a freshly disturbed area before the population itself is overtaken by late-successional species (Frenkel 1970; Harper 1977).

An animal of poor conformation, lacking in stamina, and unfit to breed from. b. an animal that is detrimental esp. in preoccupying habitats that might otherwise harbor more desirable forms or in damaging the habitat value of the land on which they live (Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Gove 1986). Introduced plants often are aggressive colonizers following disturbance to native vegetation and soil.

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