1st Edition

Plant Invaders
The Threat to Natural Ecosystems





ISBN 9781853837814
Published February 28, 2001 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

A practical guide to the protection and management of ecosystems against invasions by non-indigenous plant species. The authors seek to offer an accessible account of the subject and how to protect natural habitats. The majority of countries suffer from invasive plants and there are case studies from North America, Europe, Australia, South and South East Asia and the Pacific and Atlantic islands. There is also a list of invasive species, with their countries of origin and regions of introduction.

Table of Contents

The 'People and Plants' Initiative * Panel of Advisers * Preface * Acknowledgements * The Nature of Plant Invasion * How Invasion Occurs * Action Against Invasive Plants * Case Studies of Some Important Invasive Species * Representative Invasive Species * Appendices * Glossary * References * Index

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Biography

Quentin Cronk is a lecturer at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and at the University of Edinburgh. Janice Fuller is a research associate at Harvard Forest, Harvard University.