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    Author(s): Hall J. Cushman; Michelle Cooper; Ross K. Meentemeyer; Shelly Benson
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: Frankel, Susan J.; Kliejunas, John T.; Palmieri, Katharine M., tech. coords. 2008. Proceedings of the sudden oak death third science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-214. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. pp. 179-180
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Description

    Increasing numbers of studies are finding that humans can facilitate the spread of exotic plant species in protected wildlands. Hiking trails commonly serve as conduits for invaders and the number of exotic plant species occurring in protected areas is often correlated positively with visitation rates. Despite such evidence linking human activity to the spread of exotic plants, few studies have addressed this possibility for plant pathogens.

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    Citation

    Cushman, Hall J.; Cooper, Michelle; Meentemeyer, Ross K.; Benson, Shelly 2008. Human activity and the spread of Phytophthora ramorum. In: Frankel, Susan J.; Kliejunas, John T.; Palmieri, Katharine M., tech. coords. 2008. Proceedings of the sudden oak death third science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-214. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. pp. 179-180

    Keywords

    Phytophthora ramorum, human dispersal, human population density, recreation

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