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|Title:||Changing perceptions in a changing climate: invasive plant species management in Mediterranean landscapes|
|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.|
|Conference Name:||Australian Weeds Conference (15th : 2006 : Adelaide, South Australia)|
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Geography, Environment and Population publications|
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