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Invasive Species Working Group

Groups Posted on: December 14, 2015

Nonnative plant response to silvicultural treatments: A model based on disturbance, propagule pressure, and competitive abilities

Publications Posted on: September 27, 2011
Invasion by nonnative plants can result in substantial adverse effects on the functions of native forest ecosystems, including nutrient cycling and fire regimes. Thus, forest managers need to be aware of the potential impacts of management activities, including silvicultural treatments, on nonnative vegetation.

The role of wildfire in the establishment and range expansion of nonnative plant species into natural areas: A review of current literature

Publications Posted on: July 19, 2007
Nonnative invasive plants are one of the greatest threats to natural ecosystems worldwide (Vitousek et al. 1996). In fact, their spread has been described as "a raging biological wildfire" (Dewey et al. 1995). Disturbances tend to create conditions that are favorable for germination and establishment of plant species.