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The impact of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) can be manifold, ranging from loss of crops, damaged buildings, and additional production costs to the loss of livelihoods and ecosystem services. INNS are increasingly abundant in Great Britain and in Europe generally and their impact is rising....

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Williams, F.; Eschen, R.; Harris, A.; Djeddour, D.; Pratt, C.; Shaw, R. S.; Varia, S.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Thomas, S. E.; Murphy, S. T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
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The economic cost of invasive non-native species on Great Britain, 2010, pp 199 pp.
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The Sustainable Development Strategy, by adopting the principles of the Convention on Biodiversity Protection, prohibits the introduction of allochthonous species in natural ecosystems. The utilisation of allochthonous species (provided they are not on the invasive species list) is allowed in...

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Ratknic, M.; Rakonjac, L.; Isajev, V.; Lavadinovic, V.; Lučic, A.
Publisher
Transilvania University Press, Brașov, Romania
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Proceedings of the Biennial International Symposium, Forest and Sustainable Development, Brașov, Romania, 15-16th October 2010, 2011, pp 87-92
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Cuscuta (dodder) species are holoparasitic anthophytes, almost entirely deprived of roots, but having filamentary stems; and attacking numerous host plants, on which they fix themselves by means of haustoria. The economic losses determined by the presence of the dodder are rather difficult to...

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Tanase, M.; Sand, C.; Gheorghe, M.; Moise, C.; Stanciu, M.; Antonie, I.
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Universitatea de Științe Agricole și Medicină Veterinară a Banatului Timișoara, Timișoara, Romania
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Journal of Horticulture, Forestry and Biotechnology, 2012, 16, 1, pp 216-219
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Global warming can be mitigated by carbon sequestration through forestry and agroforestry. For countries with low industrial development, carbon sequestration also represents an opportunity to fund sustainable development. In the Canary Islands, CO2 emissions are above the average for Spain, in...

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Arévalo, J. R.; García-Fariña, G.; Montes de Oca, Y.; Fernández-Lugo, S.
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University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Agriculture , 2013, 70, 2, pp 299-303
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The objective of forest management in the tropics, in recent decades, has shifted from timber production to biodiversity conservation and maintenance of life support system. However, past forestry practices have greatly influenced the structure of plant communities, preponderance of foreign...

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Raut, N. B.; Tiwari, U. L.; Adhikari, B. S.; Rawat, G. S.; Srikant Chandola
Publisher
AcademicPres, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Citation
Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 2013, 5, 2, pp 175-182
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Mikania micrantha Kunth (Asteraceae), mikania or mile-a-minute, is a neotropical plant species now found in all lowland provinces of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and all major islands of Fiji. The weed invades plantations and cropping areas, thereby reducing productivity and threatening food security of...

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Day, M. D.; Kawi, A. P.; Fidelis, J.; Tunabuna, A.; Orapa, W.; Swamy, B.; Ratutini, J.; Saul-Maora, J.; Dewhurst, C. F.
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USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, Hilo, USA
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Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, 11-16 September, 2011, 2013, pp 211-217
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Some heavy metals such as Zn are essential micronutrients for plants. However, in a high concentration in soils they could cause repression of growth with toxicity symptoms. It is therefore very important to investigate the species that are tolerant to high concentration of zinc which have the...

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Samuilov, S.; Bojović, D.Ð.; Ðukić, M.; Raković, J.
Publisher
Šumarski Fakultet u Beogradu (Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade), Belgrade, Serbia
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Glasnik Šumarskog Fakulteta, Univerzitet u Beogradu, 2014, No.110, pp 145-157
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Prickly acacia, Vachellia nilotica subsp. indica (syn. Acacia nilotica subsp. indica) (Fabaceae), a major weed in the natural grasslands of western Queensland, has been a target of biological control since the 1980s with limited success to date. Surveys in India, based on genetic and climate...

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Dhileepan, K.; Taylor, D. B. J.; Lockett, C. J.; Balu, A.; Seier, M. K.; Murugesan, S.; Tanner, R. A.; Pollard, K. M.; Kumaran, N.; Neser, S.
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University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Citation
Proceedings of the XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2-7 March 2014, 2014, pp 21-30

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