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Title: GSD Update: What are invasive species? ... And do we really need to worry about them?

Author: Dold, Catherine;

Date: 2011

Source: September 2011. Albuquerque, NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

Publication Series: Science Bulletins and Newsletters

Description: Invasive species are the focus of the September 2011 issue of GSDUpdate: What Are Invasive Species? And Do We Really Need to Worry About Them? An invasive species is any species - non-native or native to a region - that could cause economic or ecological harm to an area. Invasives can be weeds, shrubs and trees, insects, mollusks, vertebrates and even microorganisms and pathogens such as exotic bacteria, fungi and viruses. Are invasive species really that big of a problem? Yes.

Keywords: grassland, scrubland, desert, invasive species, biocontrol, fire, birds, seeds

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Dold, Catherine, ed. 2011. GSD Update: What are invasive species? ... And do we really need to worry about them? September 2011. Albuquerque, NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

 


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