General ecological thought pertaining to plant biology, conservation, and urban areas has rested on two potentially contradictory underlying assumptions. The first is that non-native plants can spread easily from human developments to “pristine” areas. The second is that native plants cannot disperse through developed areas. Both assume anthropogenic changes to ecosystems create conditions that favor non-native plants and hinder native species.
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- Plant Biology
- Environmental Management
- Functional traits
- Invasive Species
- Roadside design
- Plants--Migration--Arizona--Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
- Express highways--Arizona--Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
- Express highways
- Plants--Effect of human beings on--Arizona--Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
- Urban ecology (Biology)--Arizona--Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
- Urban ecology (Biology)
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-143)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Biology