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Distribution and Ecology of Exotic Plants in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

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2004

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McKee, Paul C., 2004, Distribution and Ecology of Exotic Plants in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences;.

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The distribution of exotic plants and site factors influencing their abundance on roads and trails were studied in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve during the summer of 2003. Seventeen species of exotic plants were found in the park at 173 locations. The most common species (Taraxacum officinale, Plantago major) were present at all study sites, while some (Trifolium spp., Bromus inermis, Leucanthemum vulgare) were restricted to specific disturbance types and particular areas. Though sampling was limited to areas in which exotic plants were growing, percent cover of exotics was not a significant component of sample sites, and exotic species richness was low at all sampling locations at 1.42 species per m2. Data were analyzed [...]

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