Ecology and Control of Introduced Plants / Edition 1

Ecology and Control of Introduced Plants / Edition 1

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Cambridge University Press

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Ecology and Control of Introduced Plants / Edition 1

This book focuses on introduced plant species: their origins and impacts on native vegetation and ecosystems as well as the potential for their control. Aimed at advanced students and land managers concerned with plant community conservation, it includes practical explanations, case studies and an introduction to basic techniques for evaluating the impacts of invasive plants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521357784
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Series: Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Planet of weeds: exotics in the landscape; 3. Ecosystem, community composition, richness and dynamics; 4. Life history characteristics and predicting invasiveness; 5. Population ecology; 6. Introduced plant diseases; 7. Classical biological control of exotic weeds; 8. Models of invasive plant populations; 9. Cultural control of invasive species; 10. Conserving and restoring natural communities; 11. Some tools for studying plant populations; 12. Conclusions: what the future holds.

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