Invasion of the Gran Canaria ravines ecosystems (Canary Islands) by the exotic species Acacia farnesiana

  title={Invasion of the Gran Canaria ravines ecosystems (Canary Islands) by the exotic species Acacia farnesiana},
  author={Jos{\'e} Ram{\'o}n Ar{\'e}valo and Leila Afonso and Agust{\'i}n Naranjo and Marcos D Salas},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
The main objective of this study was to analyze if Acacia farnesiana, an introduced shrub from North and Central American tropics is spreading from areas in which it was introduced, and also to determine which animals operate as vectors for the shrub dispersion in the study area. The study site was located in southern Gran Canaria, one of the islands of the Canary Island archipelago. We selected six ravines in an area where approximately 40 plants of A. farnesiana were planted around 40 years… CONTINUE READING

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