Greater focus needed on alien plant impacts in protected areas.
|dc.identifier.citation||Hulme, 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: 459–466||en|
|dc.description.abstract||Alien 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|
|dc.publisher||Wiley Periodicals, Inc||en|
|dc.title||Greater focus needed on alien plant impacts in protected areas.||en|
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