Conservation in the Context of Non-Indigenous Species

  • James O. Luken


There is currently worldwide concern regarding the invasion of natural areas by non-indigenous species. Several recently published books have addressed this issue in terms of ecological interactions (Mooney and Drake 1986), resource management problems (McKnight 1993), and regulatory impact (OTA 1993). Furthermore, specific regions of the United States have been analyzed relative to invasion pressure and the threat that non-indigenous species pose to biological communities [e.g., the Pacific Northwest (Mack 1986), California (Rejmdnek and Randall 1994), and Hawaii (Stone et al. 1992)]. Relatively little effort has been devoted to understanding biological invasions of natural areas in the midwestern United States.


Natural Area Garlic Mustard Invasive Exotic Species Smooth Brome Rosa Multiflora 
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  • James O. Luken
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesNorthern Kentucky UniversityHighland HeightsUSA

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