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Forest disturbance leads to the rapid spread of the invasive leucaena leucocephala in Taiwan

Citation
Chen J, Chen C & Jump A (2012) Forest disturbance leads to the rapid spread of the invasive leucaena leucocephala in Taiwan. XXII ISPRS Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 25.08.2012-01.09.2012. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 39 (B2), pp. 35-40. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B2-35-2012

Abstract
This study, based on different investigative documents and analytical methods, elucidates spatial distribution of habitats for major invasive exotic plants, Leucaena leucocephala, in Taiwan. Results show that Leucaena leucocephala is most harmful to broad-leaved trees and its invasion directly relates to changes in the physical environment. Leucaena leucocephala can bloom and bear fruits all year round and during the period of seeds sprouting and saplings, the invasion varies greatly among different soil types. Leucaena leucocephala prefers weakly acidic soil, though it grows well with other soil textures and nutrients as well. The average spreading rate of Leucaena leucocephala is 3.55 ha year-1 on abandoned farm land calculated from the aerial photographs taken in 1982, 1992, 2003, and 2007.

Keywords
Exotic plants; Ecological invasion; Leucaena leucocephala

Journal
The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: Volume 39, Issue B2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Chen, Jan-Chang; Chen, Chaur-Tzuhn; Jump, Alistair
Publication date31/07/2012
Publication date online31/08/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21972
Related URLshttp://www.isprs.org/congresses/melbourne2012/
PublisherCopernicus Publications
ISSN1682-1750
ConferenceXXII ISPRS Congress
Conference locationMelbourne, Australia
Dates
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