Invasive Plants Use Roads To Colonise Swiss Alps

(MENAFN- Swissinfo) Transport routes disturb floral habitats, making it easier for invasive plant species to take root. Keystone / Ge

Global warming and transport networks have contributed to a rapid spread of invasive plant species creeping up the Swiss Alps in recent years.

This content was published on January 27, 2023 - 11:34 January 27, 2023 - 11:34
  • Español (es) las plantas invasoras se propagan por las carreteras en los alpes suizos
  • Português (pt) plantas invasoras utilizam estradas para colonizar os alpes suíços

Researchers are surprised at the speed of colonisation by non-native flora, which was measured at 16% growth over a ten-year observation period, in common with other alpine regions around the world.

A global study led by the federal technology institute ETH Zurich traced the spread of invasive plants between 2007 and 2017 in Switzerland, Chile, Australia, Tenerife, the United States mainland, Hawaii, Kashmir, and Norway.




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