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A Geographical Approach to Optimization of Response to Invasive Species

  • George P. MalansonEmail author
  • Stephen J. Walsh
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Part of the Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands book series (SESGI, volume 1)

Abstract

Invasive plant species are a threat to the native plants of the Galapagos, including the many endemics. The botany program at the Charles Darwin Research Station has identified guava, blackberry, and elephant grass.

Keywords

Invasive Species Invasive Plant Aerial Photography Invasive Plant Species Leafy Spurge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geography, Center for Galapagos StudiesUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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