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Favorable fragmentation: river reservoirs can impede downstream expansion of riparian weeds
Author(s): S. B. Rood, J. H. Braatne, L. A. Goater
Journal: Ecological Applications
Article Topic(s): Invasive species, Water
Research Setting(s): Wetland
Species Referenced: Amorpha fruticosa (Indigo bush),
AbstractInvestigates whether dams and reservoirs can impede the downstream spread of riparian weeds. In the study area (Snake River), Amorpha fruticosa is considered an invasive tree. Dams and reservoirs were found to impede the spread of A. fruticosa downstream.
Suggested CitationS. B. Rood, J. H. Braatne, and L. A. Goater. "Favorable fragmentation: river reservoirs can impede downstream expansion of riparian weeds." Ecological Applications 20.6 (2010): 1664-1677.