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This study was supported by Grant No. 00-8100-0518-GR from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

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Predicting invasions of nonindigenous plants and plant pests.

p. cm.

“Committee on the Scientific Basis for Predicting the Invasive Potential of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests in the United States.”

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-08264-1 (hardcover)

1. Nonindigenous pests—Control—United States. 2. Invasive plants—Control—United States. 3. Biological invasions—United States—Prevention. 4. Plant invasions—United States—Prevention. I. National Academy Press (U.S.) II. National Research Council. Committee on the Scientific Basis for Predicting the Invasive Potential of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests in the United States.

SB990.5.U6 P74 2002

632'.5—dc21

2002003344

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Cover: Clockwise, from top left: Larvae of Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) in wood, USDA Forest Service. Dead American chesnut (Castanea dentata), spores of fungus Cryphonectria parasitica in background, William MacDonald, West Virginia University. Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae Annand), Kathleen Shields, USDA Forest Service. Fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum), Richard Mack, Washington State University.

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