Causes and management of exotic riparian plant invasion in Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
The ecological, economic and social impacts of invasive plant species on native plant communities have stimulated broad concern among researchers, land managers and the general public. Riparian areas are of particular concern because they are critical to regional biodiversity despite covering a small percentage of the landscape. Controlling harmful invasive plants is an important challenge for land managers and understanding how to effectively remove exotic species is essential to managing native ecosystems such as riparian areas. In the southwestern United States (U.S.), the most dominant ...
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