Status of Opuntia invasions in the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya.
作者: Githae, E. W.
作者单位: 1Department of Biological Sciences, Chuka University, P. O. Box 109-60400, Chuka, Kenya.
刊名: CAB Reviews, 2018, Vol.13 (3)
来源数据库: Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International
DOI: 10.1079/PAVSNNR201813003
原始语种摘要: Invasive alien species (IAS) are among the leading threats to biodiversity, food security and human well-being. Opuntia (prickly pear cactus) is one of the most widespread and naturalized in the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya, with extreme effects on rural livelihoods and the environment. However, comprehensive information on the status of invasion in the country is lacking, which is crucial for developing strategies for prevention and management. This paper, therefore, provides an overview of the interacting factors that influence its invasion in Kenya in terms of species diversity, pathways of introduction, negative impacts and the effectiveness of regulations and control measures. Seven invasive species of Opuntia are present in the country with the most abundant ( O. stricta )...
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  • country 地方
  • natural 自然的
  • management 管理
  • options 保留购买权
  • security 可靠性
  • unintentional 无意
  • biocontrol 生物控制
  • therefore 因此
  • terms 术语
  • extreme 极端的