Introduced plants on Kilimanjaro: tourism and its impact

  title={Introduced plants on Kilimanjaro: tourism and its impact},
  author={Andreas Hemp},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  • A. Hemp
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant Ecology
Kilimanjaro, a world heritage site and an icon of global change, not only suffers from climatic alterations but also is undergoing a drastic socio-economic upheaval. A strong increase of tourism enhances the risk of introducing alien plant species in particular in the upper zones of Kilimanjaro. One such species is Poa annua L., a cosmopolitan weed of European origin on roadsides and pastures. The aim of this study is to document its distribution, the speed of its propagation and risks for the… 

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