Chapter 8. The Invasive Plant Debate: A Horticultural Perspective

  1. Jules Janick
  1. Alex X. Niemiera1 and
  2. Guy Phillips2

Published Online: 7 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767986.ch8

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 32

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 32

How to Cite

Niemiera, A. X. and Phillips, G. (2006) The Invasive Plant Debate: A Horticultural Perspective, in Horticultural Reviews, Volume 32 (ed J. Janick), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470767986.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Horticulture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471732167

Online ISBN: 9780470767986

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Keywords:

  • invasive plant debate - horticultural perspective;
  • invasive plant topic, complex, controversial and multifaceted;
  • World Conservation Union (IUCN) - invasive alien species as alien species, establishment and spread threatening ecosystems;
  • environment and timing (chance) in plant invasions - characteristics in common;
  • free-floating aquatic plants, surface-dwelling or submerged - being potentially invasive;
  • ornamental horticulture;
  • invasive species ecology;
  • ecosystem transformations due to invasive species - Purple Loosestrife, Spartina, Elodea;
  • regulatory matters and international aspects;
  • aphis and regulatory matters

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Perspectives

  • Ecology of Invasive Species

  • Regulatory Matters

  • Conclusion

  • Literature Cited

  • Appendix A