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Protected-area boundaries as filters of plant invasions

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    0365052 - BU-J 2012 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Foxcroft, L. C. - Jarošík, Vojtěch - Pyšek, Petr - Richardson, D. M. - Rouget, M.
    Protected-area boundaries as filters of plant invasions.
    Conservation Biology. Roč. 25, č. 2 (2010), s. 400-405 ISSN 0888-8892
    Grant CEP: GA MŠk LC06073; GA ČR GA206/09/0563
    Grant ostatní: European Comission(XE) KBBE-212459
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60050516
    Klíčová slova: protected areas * invasive plants * Kruger National Park
    Kód oboru RIV: EF - Botanika
    Impakt faktor: 4.894, rok: 2010

    Based on a spatially explicit data set of more than 27,000 non-native plant presence records for South Africa’s Kruger National Park we examined the role of boundaries in preventing colonization of protected areas by non-native species. The number of records of non-native invasive plants declined rapidly beyond 1500 m inside the park; thus the park boundary limited the spread of non-native plants. The number of non-native invasive plants inside the park was a function of the amount of water runoff, density of major roads, and the presence of natural vegetation outside the park. Of the types of human-induced disturbance, only the density of major roads outside the protected area significantly increased the number of non-native plant records. Our findings suggest that the probability of incursion of invasive plants into protected areas can be quantified reliably.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0200389