Global change, global trade, and the next wave of plant invasions

Invasive Japanese Climbing FernResearchers find the U.S. could be exposed to a range of new invasive species, including many from tropical and semiarid Africa as well as the Middle East. This emerging threat is intensifying the need for preemptive screening of nursery stock species prior to import

Global change, global trade, and the next wave of plant invasions
B.A. Bradley, D.M. Blumenthal, R. Early, E.D. Grosholz, J.J. Lawler, L.P. Miller, C. JB Sorte, C.M. D’Antonio, J.M. Diez, J.S. Dukes, I. Ibanez, and J.D. Olden
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, (online 2 Dec 2011)

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Posted on December 28, 2011