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dc.contributor.authorHulme, P.E.
dc.contributor.authorPysek, P.
dc.contributor.authorPergl, J.
dc.contributor.authorJarosik, V.
dc.contributor.authorSchaffner, U.
dc.contributor.authorVila, M.
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-01T10:51:04Z
dc.date.available2015-04-01T10:51:04Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHulme, P. E., Pyšek, P., Pergl, J., Jarošík, V., Schaffner, U. and Vilà, M. (2014), Greater focus needed on alien plant impacts in protected areas. Conservation Letters, 7: 459–466en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1698
dc.description.abstractAlien plants pose significant threats to protected areas worldwide yet many studies only describe the degree to which these areas have become invaded. Research must move toward a better understanding of alien plant impacts since managers urgently require an appropriate evidence base to prioritize control/eradication targets. We analyze a global database of quantitative studies of alien plant impacts to evaluate existing knowledge of alien plant impacts within and outside protected areas. Although protected areas are a significant focus for quantitative impact studies, the biogeographic emphasis of most research effort does not coincide with the global distribution of protected areas nor the plant species or life-forms recognized to have greatest impacts on ecosystems. While impacts were often as significant within protected areas as outside, only a minority of studies provide any subsequent management recommendations. There is therefore considerable scope to improve the evidence base on alien plant management in protected areas.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley Periodicals, Incen
dc.subjectBiological invasionsen
dc.subjectcommunity structureen
dc.subjectexotic speciesen
dc.subjectfireen
dc.subjectmacroecologyen
dc.subjectnational parksen
dc.subjectnature reservesen
dc.subjectplant conservationen
dc.subjectsoil processesen
dc.subjectweedsen
dc.titleGreater focus needed on alien plant impacts in protected areas.en
dc.typeJournalArticlesen
dc.cibjournalConservation Lettersen
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