Invasive Alien Plants

Invasive Alien Plants

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Invasive alien species are a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystems throughout the world. In India, a country with four of the world's most important 'biodiversity hotspots', the invasion of alien plants means risking a national ecological disaster with major social and economic consequences. Currently, there is insufficient information about invasive alien plants; their distribution, rate of spread and adaptability to new environments. This book reveals existing and potential invaders, evaluates the level of risk they pose to native species and suggests steps to manage spread and limit damage. Invaluable to policy-makers, this book is also required reading for researchers of invasive plants worldwide.Summary of questions protocol in post-introduction Invasive Species Assessment aquot; (Randall Section I. Ecological impact ... Impact on ecosystem processes and system-wide parameters (33 points max.) ... 4. Impact on individual native plant or animal species (9 points max.) 5. Conservation significance of communities and native ... *There were five possible answers for each question: Aa€“D and unknown .

Title:Invasive Alien Plants
Author:J. R. Bhatt
Publisher:CABI - 2012


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