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Invasive alien plants: an ecological appraisal for the Indian subcontinent.

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This book consists of 24 chapters on invasive alien plants in India presented under the following headings: plant invasion in India (an overview); major invasive plants (part I); status, mapping and distribution (part II); environmental impact and risk assessment (part III); population dynamics and utilization (part IV); and management and legislation (part V). This book is the first in a series o...


Chapter 2 (Page no: 10)

Biology, ecology and spread of the invasive weed Parthenium hysterophorus in India.

This chapter covers the geographical distribution (including central Argentina, the West Indies, the Gulf of Mexico, China, Taiwan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Pacific Islands, Africa, USA, Central America, Australia and India), morphology, ecological and biological traits (growth, survival, stress response and reproduction), invasiveness, allelopathic potential, environmental and agricultural impact, economic importance and management (chemical and biological control methods) of P. hysterophorus.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Plant invasion in India: an overview. Author(s): Kohli, R. K. Batish, D. R. Singh, J. S. Singh, H. P. Bhatt, J. R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 19) Invasive species: ecology and impact of Lantana camara invasions. Author(s): Sharma, G. P. Raghubanshi, A. S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) Biology of Chromolaena odorata, Ageratina adenophora and Ageratina riparia: a review. Author(s): Tripathi, R. S. Yadav, A. S. Kushwaha, S. P. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 57) Ageratum conyzoides: an alien invasive weed in India. Author(s): Kaur, S. Batish, D. R. Kohli, R. K. Singh, H. P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 77) Predicting the geographical distribution of an invasive species (Chromolaena odorata L. (King) & H.E. Robins) in the Indian subcontinent under climate change scenarios. Author(s): Barik, S. K. Adhikari, D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 89) Impacts of cultivation of Kappaphycus alvarezii on coral reef environs of the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, South-eastern India. Author(s): Patterson Edward, J. K. Bhatt, J. R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 99) Biology of Mikania micrantha H.B.K.: a review. Author(s): Tripathi, R. S. Khan, M. L. Yadav, A. S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 108) Anthemis cotula L.: a highly invasive species in the Kashmir Himalaya, India. Author(s): Reshi, Z. A. Shah, M. A. Rashid, I. Rasool, N.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 126) A brief appraisal of genus Potamogeton L. in the Kashmir valley. Author(s): Ganie, A. H. Reshi, Z. A. Wafai, B. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 131) Remote sensing of invasive alien plant species. Author(s): Kushwaha, S. P. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 139) Invasive alien weeds of the Western Ghats: taxonomy and distribution. Author(s): Rao, R. R. Sagar, K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 162) Invasive alien plants in tropical forests of the South-eastern Ghats, India: ecology and management. Author(s): Parthasarathy, N. Pragasan, L. A. Muthumperumal, C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 174) Status of alien plant invasions in the North-eastern region of India. Author(s): Shankar, U. Yadav, A. S. Rai, J. P. N. Tripathi, R. S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 189) Invasive alien weeds in the tropics: the changing pattern in the herbaceous flora of Meghalaya in North-east India. Author(s): Rao, R. R. Kavitha Sagar
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 199) Invasion by alien macrophytes in freshwater ecosystems of India. Author(s): Shah, M. A. Reshi, Z. A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 216) Plant invasions in Jammu and Kashmir state, India. Author(s): Khuroo, A. A. Reshi, Z. A. Dar, G. H. Hamal, I. A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 227) Risk assessment for management of biological invasions. Author(s): Reshi, Z. A. Irfan Rashid
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 244) Economics of invasive alien species. Author(s): Vinish Kathuria Singh, S. P.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 257) Population dynamics of invasive alien species of Eupatorium. Author(s): Tripathi, R. S. Yadav, A. S.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 271) Resource utilization and beneficial aspects of invasive alien weeds with special reference to the Western Ghats, India. Author(s): Rao, R. R. Kavitha Sagar Sathyanarayana, N.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 282) Lantana mulching for soil fertility improvement, soil and water conservation and crop yield enhancement in rainfed rice in the Kumaun hills. Author(s): Kumar, P. Pant, M. Negi, G. C. S.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 292) Control of Lantana and restoration of biodiversity in reserve forests of Chandigarh: a case study. Author(s): Ishwar Singh
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 299) Woody, alien and invasive Prosopis juliflora (Swartz) D.C.: management dilemmas and regulatory issues in Gujarat. Author(s): Pandey, C. N. Pandey, R. Bhatt, J. R.