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- Ganguli, Amy C.; Engle, David M.; Mayer, Paul M.; Fuhlendorf, Samuel D.
- Rangelands 2008 v.30 no.6 pp. 27
- shelterbelts, etc ; trees; planting; indigenous species; ecological invasion; invasive species; introduced species; grasslands; woodlands; Juniperus virginiana; Juniperus scopulorum; woody plants; Prosopis glandulosa; conservation programs; decision making; windbreaks; wildlife habitats; habitat destruction; habitat fragmentation; United States; Show all 20 Subjects
No species, native or nonindigenous, should be used in planting programs without considering its invasive potential (i.e., by risk assessment). Increased dispersal from tree planting can be the catalyst in converting grassland to woodland when accompanied by change in ecosystem keystone processes. Consequently, tree planting in North American prairie represents a contradiction to conservation of ...