Predicting Invasions of Woody Plants Introduced into North America

  title={Predicting Invasions of Woody Plants Introduced into North America},
  author={S. Reichard and Clement W. Hamilton},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  pages={193 - 203}
  • S. Reichard, Clement W. Hamilton
  • Published 1997
  • Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Plant species continue to be introduced in North America for various purposes. If the trend continues, it is probable that some will escape cultivation and become invasive in native ecosystems. We present a retrospective analysis of several structural, life history, and biogeographical attributes of woody plants introduced in North America to determine which traits characterize species that have and have not invaded. Predictive models derived from discriminant analysis correctly classified 86.2… CONTINUE READING
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