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Exotic plant invasions in tropical forests: Patterns and hypothesesAuthor(s): J.S. Denslow; S.J. DeWalt
Source: In: Carson, W.P.; Schnitzer, S.A., eds. Tropical forest community ecology. University of Chicago: pp. 409-426
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DescriptionIn the tropics, exotic plants have been widely introduced for industrial timber, for land reclamation and forage crops, and as ornamentals. In spite of the apparent opportunity for naturalization and spread, invasive exotic plants are scarce in many continental tropical forests. We examine several conditions under which exotic species do pose substantial threats to toprical ecosystems or to their management.
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CitationDenslow, J.S.; DeWalt, S.J. 2008. Exotic plant invasions in tropical forests: Patterns and hypotheses. In: Carson, W.P.; Schnitzer, S.A., eds. Tropical forest community ecology. University of Chicago: pp. 409-426.
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