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Ecologists Call for Screening Imported Plants to Prevent a New Wave of Invasive Species
January 4, 2012
A recent analysis led by ecologist Bethany Bradley of the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggests that climate change predicted for the United States will boost demand for imported drought- and heat-tolerant landscaping plants from Africa and the Middle East. This greatly increases the risk that a new wave of invasives will overrun native ecosystems in the way kudzu, Oriental bittersweet and purple loosestrife have in the past, members of an international team say.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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