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.Introduced to Australia in 1935 as a biological control for the scarab beetle, a pest of sugar cane, they failed as a control and have ... For instance, for control of weeds five different options exist a€“ manual removal of weeds, herbicide application, biological control, ... on account of the opening up of nationsa#39; economies, particularly the agriculture, livestock and tourism sectors ( Delmazzone et al., 2000).

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

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