Invasive Plants: Ecological Impacts, Diversity and Management

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Gerald R. Kuhns (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices

BISAC: NAT026000

Invasive plants, which are plants that are introduced into a new environment and cause negative effects on the local habitat, pose a serious threat to environmental and ecological conservation. This book contains three chapters that discuss the problem of invasive plants and propose solutions for their management and control. Chapter One concerns the use of invasive plants as raw materials for the environmentally friendly development of paper and packaging products. Chapter Two details the results of a study that suggests that the invasive plant Parthenium hysterophorus can be controlled by the maintenance of effective suppressive plant communities. Chapter Three presents the results of a study concerning the spread of Parthenium hysterophorus within and around Arusha National Park in Tanzania.

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Chapter 1. Invasive Plants as Paper and Packaging Raw Materials
(Igor Karlovits, Tea Kapun, Gregor Lavrič and Andrej Šinkovec – Pulp and Paper Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Chapter 2. Plant Competition as a Biocontrol Method? Possible Management Tools for Suppressing Invasive Plant (Parthenium hysterophorus)
(Fredrick Ojija – Department of Applied Sciences, Mbeya University of Science and Technology, Mbeya, Tanzania)

Chapter 3. Distribution and Soil Associations of Invasive Parthenium hysterophorus Around Arusha National Park, Tanzania
(Fredrick Ojija, Ndaki Marco Manyanza – Department of Applied Sciences, Mbeya University of Science and Technology, Mbeya, Tanzania)

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