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dc.contributor.supervisor McLachlan, Stephane (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Bradley
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-05T17:29:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-05T17:29:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5031
dc.description.abstract Invasive alien species (IAS) pose a serious threat to ecosystems and societies worldwide. Local ecological knowledge (LEK) is increasingly valued as a means of understanding environmental issues; however, its application in the context of IAS research has been limited. The overall objective of this study was to document the LEK of farmers and Weed Supervisors to gain insight into a recent IAS, Odontites serotina. I conducted semi-structured interviews with farmers and Weed Supervisors with O. serotina management experience. Results indicated that the socio-economic impacts for farmers were severe in affected rural communities. However, participants had developed promising control techniques, including the application of compost mulch. I used this LEK as well as data on species occurrence, environmental variables, and measures of propagule pressure to forecast the potential distribution of O. serotina across Manitoba. The risk map generated will be useful for guiding future monitoring and public outreach efforts. en_US
dc.subject invasive alien species en_US
dc.subject local ecological knowledge en_US
dc.subject predictive model en_US
dc.subject propagule pressure en_US
dc.subject hemiparasitic plant en_US
dc.subject socio-economic impacts en_US
dc.subject habitat suitability en_US
dc.subject invasive species management en_US
dc.title The new invasive Odontites serotina: impacts, responses and predictive model en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Walker, David (Environment and Geography) Pelc, Julie (Nature Conservancy of Canada) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Environment (M.Env.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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