Title

Linking plant invasions to global environmental change

Document Type

Chapter

Abstract

Biotic invasions have been recognized as an important element of global change (Vitousek 1994). Introductions of alien species into novel habitats have increased in tandem with travel and international trade (McNeely 2001). Many species have been introduced accidentally (e.g., in water ballast, in soil, or as crop seed "contaminants"), but some have been intentionally introduced as ornamentals, food, or fiber products.

Disciplines

Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Sciences | Weed Science

Comments

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