Invasive Plants

Invasive alien species may threaten native species as direct predators or competitors, as vectors of disease, or by modifying the habitat or altering native species dynamics. Entire ecosystems may be placed at risk through knock-on effects and given the critical role biodiversity places in the maintenance of essential ecosystem functions. This interactive key and accompanying fact sheets provides a resource that can help those who wish to identify species of concern and to undertake management efforts to minimise their impact.