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Sarah Butler, Clive McAlpine, Rod Fensham and Alan House Climate and exotic pasture area in landscape determines invasion of forest fragments by two invasive grasses Journal of Applied Ecology 51

Version of Record online: 20 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12160

This study highlights several key issues that need to be considered when prioritizing management of invasive species in fragmented landscapes. First, the propagule supply in the landscape and climate gradients are key factors influencing the spread of exotic grasses into forest fragments. Second, managing canopy cover is critical to enhancing C. ciliaris invasion resistance, but not for P. maximum. We conclude that a multi-scale approach provides the conceptual and applied basis for an improved understanding and management of plant invasions in fragmented landscapes.

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