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Ecology and Control of Introduced Plants

Series: Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

By: Judith H Myers and Dawn R Bazely

313 pages, B/w photos, 114 figs, 35 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | May 2003 | #136828 | ISBN: 0521357780
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Hardback | May 2003 | #136827 | ISBN: 0521355168
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About this book

Focuses on introduced plant species: where they originate from, their impacts on native vegetation and ecosystems and the potential for their control. Contains practical explanations, case studies and an introduction to basic techniques for evaluating the impacts of invasive plants.

'! I find this book very helpful as a textbook on invasion ecology and ecology not only for the students of ecology, but also for the teachers or people from NGOs. ! Although this book is written for beginners in ecology, it is not boring even for the advanced readers. By using plenty of examples such as case studies and recent references, the authors make the book suitable for a wider audience. The use of language that makes it easy to read for the non-native English speaking students is another reason why I recommend this book.' Folia Geobotanica 'Although this book is written for beginners in ecology, it is not boring even for the advanced readers. By using plenty of examples such as case studies and recent references, the authors make the book suitable for a wider audience.' Folia Botanica


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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Biography

Judith H. Myers is a Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dawn R. Bazely is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at York University, Ontario, Canada.

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