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When is an invasive not an invasive? Macrofossil evidence of doubtful native plant species in the Galapagos Islands.

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The Galápagos Islands are globally renowned for their ecological value and as a world symbol of scientific discovery; however the native biodiversity of this unique region is currently under threat. One of the primary concerns is the detrimental impact of approximately 750 nonnative plants introduced over the last 500 years of human presence in the archipelago. In addition to these known introduced species, there are an additional 62 vascular plants classified as "doubtful natives," where nat...

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Centre for the Environment
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Ecological Society of America Publisher's website
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Ecology Journal website
Volume:
92
Issue:
4
Pages:
805-812
Publication date:
2011-04-05
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0012-9658
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uuid:dbcb725c-ac4b-4b6f-ab64-fb1651929676
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209938
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pubs:209938

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