Impact and management of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in North America

@article{Blossey2001ImpactAM,
  title={Impact and management of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in North America},
  author={Bernd Blossey and Luke C. Skinner and Janith Taylor},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2001},
  volume={10},
  pages={1787-1807}
}
The invasion of non-indigenous plants is considered a primary threat to integrity and function of ecosystems. However, there is little quantitative or experimental evidence for ecosystem impacts of invasive species. Justifications for control are often based on potential, but not presently realized, recognized or quantified, negative impacts. Should lack of scientific certainty about impacts of non-indigenous species result in postponing measures to prevent degradation? Recently, management of… CONTINUE READING
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