Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/15/2011
Publication Date: 3/21/2012
Citation: Monaco, T.A., Sheley, R.L. 2012. In: Monaco, T.A. and Sheley, R.L. (eds.) Invasive plant ecology and management: Linking processes to practice. CABI Publishing: Wallingford, UK. p. xi-xii.
Technical Abstract: This book brings together 10 chapters from renowned researchers that study how ecosystems operate and how to adopt the principles of ecology to manage invasive plants. This book taps this expertise by seeking to bridge the inherent disconnect between processes operating within ecosystems and the practices used to prevent, contain, control, and eradicate invasive plant species. This book illustrates how to manage ecological processes using a holistic framework to influence causes of plant invasion. Finally, this book develops three main themes: 1) Key ecosystem processes that can be managed, 2) The impact of invasive plants on ecosystem processes, and 3) How adopting ecologically based principles can influence certain ecosystem processes and lead to effective land management.