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How To Keep Invasive Plants Out Of Forest Fragments

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March 14, 2001
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Fragmented habitat is vulnerable partly because it has more edges, which are susceptible to invasion by non-native species. While the obvious solution of minimizing the amount of edge is not always feasible, there may be another effective approach: intact edges can help keep seeds out of the forest interior, according to new research in the February issue of Conservation Biology.

Fragmented habitat is vulnerable partly because it has more edges, which are susceptible to invasion by non-native species. While the obvious solution of minimizing the amount of edge is not always feasible, there may be another effective approach: intact edges can help keep seeds out of the forest interior, according to new research in the February issue of Conservation Biology.


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