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Biology, Ecology, and Management of Invasive Plants

Weeds are often not the cause, but symptoms of depleted ecosystem integrity_often legacies of on-going or past poor management practices. Unless ecological causes of weed invasions are understood in integrated, ecosystem-scale frameworks, weed management projects are often doomed to fail. It may be useful to consider weed management tools as either "ecosystem" tools or agricultural-scale tools. Ecosystem tools are minimally disruptive and have longer-term impacts on community development, but act slowly. Agricultural tools may be used on larger scales, but usually have highly disruptive, short-term effects on ecosystems.


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Author(s): Clayton Antieau

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