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Using Natural Experiments in the Study of Alien Tree Invasions: Opportunities and Limitations

David M. Richardson, Mathieu Rouget and Marcel Rejmánek

in Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780520240247
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0012
Using Natural Experiments in the Study of Alien Tree Invasions: Opportunities and Limitations

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This chapter examines the value of natural experiments for studying aspects of alien tree invasions in South Africa. It presents case studies involving species of Acacia, Hakea, Pinus, Eucalyptus, and Metrosideros. It explores the contributions of natural experiments towards generalizations in plant invasion ecology and the extent to which such studies can reduce the harmful effects of tree invasions.

Keywords: natural experiments; alien tree invasions; South Africa; Acacia; Hakea; Pinus; Eucalyptus; plant invasion; tree invasions

Chapter.  7563 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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