Plant invasions and ornamental horticulture: pathway, propagule pressure and the legal framework
Dehnen-Schmutz, Katharina and Touza, J. (2008) Plant invasions and ornamental horticulture: pathway, propagule pressure and the legal framework. In: Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology Advances and Topical Issues. Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology Advances and Topical Issues, Vol.5 . United Kingdom: Global Science Book, pp. 15-21. ISBN 978-4-903313-12-2Full text not available from this repository.
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Ornamental horticulture is considered to be the main pathway for the introduction of non-native plants into a country and a small percentage of these species are serious threats to native biodiversity. In recent years, this pathway and its mechanism has been more closely analysed by ecologists. It has been possible to link the frequency of species in the horticultural trade with their subsequent success in escaping from cultivation and spread into unintended habitats. Policies are being developed to address the problem, such as voluntary codes of conduct and lists banning certain species from sale. This chapter will review the influence of ornamental horticulture on the risk of plant invasions as an introductory pathway, through its effect on propagule pressure and through cultivation. It will also analyse the existing legal framework and future research needs in this area
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Series Name:||Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology Advances and Topical Issues|
|Publisher:||Global Science Book|
|Place of Publication:||United Kingdom|
|Book Title:||Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology Advances and Topical Issues|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 15-21|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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