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Invasive Alien Plant Species

Published Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Some alien plant species can become invasive and have detrimental ecological, social and economic effects. This POSTnote summarises debate over the risks posed by such plant species and the policy frameworks and measures for addressing these risks.

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Some alien plant species can become invasive and have detrimental ecological, social and economic effects. This POSTnote summarises debate over the risks posed by such plant species and the policy frameworks and measures for addressing these risks.

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Author: Jonathan Wentworth

Topics: Biodiversity, Environmental protection

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