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New pasture plants intensify invasive species risk

Driscoll, Don; Catford, Jane; Barney, Jacob; Hulme, Philip; Inderjit, I; Martin, Tara; Pauchard, Anibal; Pysek, Petr; Richardson, David; Riley, Sophie; Visser, Vernon


Agricultural intensification is critical to meet global food demand, but intensification threatens native species and degrades ecosystems. Sustainable intensification (SI) is heralded as a new approach for enabling growth in agriculture while minimizing environmental impacts. However, the SI literature has overlooked a major environmental risk. Using data from eight countries on six continents, we show that few governments regulate conventionally bred pasture taxa to limit threats to natural...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1409347111
Access Rights: Open Access


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