Title

Linking plant invasions to global environmental change

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World

Publisher

International Geosphere-Biosphere Synthesis Series, Springer Verlag

First page number:

93

Last page number:

102

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.

Keywords

Global environmental change; Introduced organisms; Invasive plants

Disciplines

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

Language

English

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