Event Title

Prevalence and distribution of invasive plant species

Description

Invasive species are a problem all over the province, including Tofino and the Wildlife Management Area. Human disturbance provides an opportunity to invasive species to colonize an area before native species are able to. The disruption of terrestrial environments can lead to changes in ecosystem composition by way of invasive species or the natural succession of faster growing native species. The impacts of changing plant composition not only affect the terrestrial system but also the coastal environment. Human disruption of Wildlife Management Areas can lead to unwanted species and decreased ecological integrity resulting in the opposite of the desired effect of the WMA. The main objective of this project was to see the effect of human disturbance on species composition and the prevalence of invasive species by way of setting up transects perpendicular to areas of disturbance to obtain measures of density, diversity and invasive species frequency.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

8-3-2008 8:00 AM

Subject - LCSH

Invasive plants--British Columbia; Invasive plants--British Columbia--Tofino; Coastal ecology--Effect of humans on--British Columbia; Coastal ecology--Effect of humans on--British Columbia--Tofino

End Date

8-3-2008 5:00 PM

Session

Poster Session

Genre/Form

Posters

Type

event

Geographic Coverage

British Columbia; Tofino (B.C.)

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Keywords

Invasive plants, Tofino, Coastal Management, WMA

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Prevalence and distribution of invasive plant species

Invasive species are a problem all over the province, including Tofino and the Wildlife Management Area. Human disturbance provides an opportunity to invasive species to colonize an area before native species are able to. The disruption of terrestrial environments can lead to changes in ecosystem composition by way of invasive species or the natural succession of faster growing native species. The impacts of changing plant composition not only affect the terrestrial system but also the coastal environment. Human disruption of Wildlife Management Areas can lead to unwanted species and decreased ecological integrity resulting in the opposite of the desired effect of the WMA. The main objective of this project was to see the effect of human disturbance on species composition and the prevalence of invasive species by way of setting up transects perpendicular to areas of disturbance to obtain measures of density, diversity and invasive species frequency.