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Journal of Arid Land  2013, Vol. 5 Issue (4): 434-438    DOI: 10.1007/s40333-013-0165-z
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Forestry activity is one mechanism of invasion by arboreal plants
The Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction, Committee of Science, Ministry of Education and Science, Almaty 050060, Kazakhstan
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Abstract  For a long time, forestry primarily had industrial goals. Volume of wood production was the main criterion of forestry efficacy, and thus rapid-growing arboreal species were cultivated in natural forests. More recently, nature protection has become one of forestry’s goals. Unfortunately, some introduced, rapid-growing species became aggressive components of natural ecological systems during the interim. In this paper, we first describe a method that we developed to categorize aggressiveness of invasive arboreal plants in natural forest ecosystems of Kazakhstan. We then apply this new scheme to monitoring data of invasive arboreal plants to provide an insight into the invasion potential of different species in the fruit forests of Southeast Kazakhstan.

Key wordsPicea schrenkiana      coniferous forest      population structure      spatial correlation      age class      topographic attribute     
Received: 30 November 2012      Published: 06 December 2013
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Gulnara SITPAEVA, Sergey CHEKALIN. Forestry activity is one mechanism of invasion by arboreal plants. Journal of Arid Land, 2013, 5(4): 434-438.

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