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Type: Conference paper
Title: Changing perceptions in a changing climate: invasive plant species management in Mediterranean landscapes
Author: Bardsley, D.
Edwards-Jones, G.
Citation: Managing Weeds in a Changing Climate, Proceedings of the 15th Australian Weeds Conference, 2006, / C. Preston, J.H. Watts and N.D. Crossman (eds.): pp.103-106
Publisher: Weed Management Society of South Australia.
Publisher Place: Australia
Issue Date: 2006
ISBN: 0646463446
Conference Name: Australian Weeds Conference (15th : 2006 : Adelaide, South Australia)
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Douglas Bardsley and Gareth Edwards-Jones
Abstract: Projections of future climate change raise significant issues for invasive species management. In this study, stakeholders’ perceptions of invasive alien plant species are examined and compared to their perceptions of other environmental issues, including climate change, on the Mediterranean islands of Mallorca, Sardinia and Crete. While there is a general tolerance of invasive species, stakeholders note concerns with specific impacts. To limit uncooperative stakeholder responses towards management approaches, research needs to determine the most detrimental species within local contexts. Support is required to enhance stakeholder capacity to recognise and respond to invasive species. As climate change increases invasive species risk, the effective management of these species should be integrated more broadly within environmental programs in the Mediterranean.
Keywords: Invasive species; Mediterranean; perceptions; climate change; management; Ailanthus altissima
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0020095567
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