Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Digital Commons Network

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

PDF

Series

2006

Agriculture

University of Richmond

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Entire DC Network

Be Creative When Controlling Invasive Plant Species, W. John Hayden Jun 2006

Be Creative When Controlling Invasive Plant Species, W. John Hayden

Biology Faculty Publications

We are often told that every cloud has a silver lining, but when it comes to invasive exotic species, it seems that the proverbial silver lining is vanishingly thin. Invasives like kudzu, Japanese honeysuckle, tree-of-heaven, and oh-so-many others, seem ubiquitous, crowding out native plants and altering all manner of ecological interactions. Like a rock tossed in a placid pond, the negative impact of an exotic species can ripple throughout the entire ecological community. Further, populations of invasive plants can be so large and so extensive across the countryside that complete eradication is simply out of the question. The genie is ...