Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

World weeds: natural histories and distribution.

Abstract

This book presents comprehensive and up-to-date information on over 100 weeds, addressing recent changes in areas such as crop tillage methods, herbicide use, and agricultural runoff. Coverage of the known biology of each species is also included. Each entry contains a full botanical description, plus important details which include habitat requirement and distribution, seed production, ecology and physiology. The book contains illustrations of weeds and species distribution maps for over 100 countries. There is also an extensive multilingual index of common names and a bibliography.