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Abstract

Invasion of alien species to Hungarian (semi-)natural habitats.

Abstract

Previous overviews of plant invasion in Hungary were based on local case studies and the authors' experience. The MÉTA survey provided an opportunity to outline a more exact picture based on the survey of the whole country. This paper summarises the basic statistics related to plant invasion: cover of invaded area estimated for the country, each geographical region and each distinguished (semi-)natural habitat category, and cover of the selected 15 alien species in each habitat category.