Invasive Plants: Ecological and Agricultural Aspects

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S. Inderjit
Springer Science & Business Media, 16/06/2005 - 286 páginas

Invasive plants have an impact on global biodiversity and ecosystem function, and their management is a complex task.

The aim of this book is to discuss fundamental questions of invasion ecology, such as why particular communities become more invasible than others, what the mechanisms of exclusion of native species by invaders are, and whether invasion can be predicted.
In addition, agricultural practices influencing invasion, the environmental and economic costs of invasion as well as possible management strategies are discussed. Readers will get a unique perspective on invasion ecology through employing general principles of ecology to plant invasions.

 

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Índice

past present and future
19
a review and a novel application
45
Importance of species replication in understanding plant invasions into North American grasslands
61
Residence time determines the distribution of alien plants
77
cause or consequence of invasion?
97
the process within wetland ecosystems
115
the rise and fall of diffuse knapweed Centaurea diffusa in North America
129
Defining a regional approach for invasive plant research and management
141
Ecology and management of an exotic weed Phalaris minor
181
Reducing agroecosystem vulnerability to weed invasion
195
Tillage intensity affects weed communities in agroecosystems
209
Distribution and biological control of Chromolaena odorata
223
Biology and anthropology of plant invasions
235
Characteristics significance and human dimension of global invasive weeds
251
Environmental consequences and economic costs of alien species
269
Index
277

the case of Polygonella myriophylla
167

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About the Editor
Inderjit is professor in the centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), School of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi. He works on allelochemical interactions among and between plants at the ecosystem-level, plant invasions, ecology and management of herbicide resistant weeds, and ecophysiology of allelochemicals. Inderjit is interested in understanding factors that explain habitat invasibility, invasiveness and dominance of alien plant species in natural and agroecosystems. Inderjit is an experienced author and editor of several scientific books.

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