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Old 02-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default Weeds in Nature’s Garden…the problem of invasive species

Weeds in Nature’s Garden…the problem of invasive species
Bruce Barbour
Warren County Agriculture and Resource Management Agent

excerpt from Power Point:
The invasive species problem

Homogenization of the world’s flora and fauna

Alteration of community composition/structure, successional processes, and ecosystem functions

Reduce abundance of native species already stressed by altered disturbance regimes, fragmentation, and other human-induced changes

Rate of new introduction is still rising
The tendency of man's nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downwards.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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Alteration of successional processes...
I think that is an important point. My brother asked me a year or so ago what the big deal was (about a specific invasive plant)... I tried my best to explain, but I think, had I said something about it preventing succession of the land to forest, it would have made a more powerful impact on him.
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