Scientific research has provided the foundation for PlantRight’s™ recommendations. To share the wealth of knowledge, this page lists important articles from peer-reviewed journals. We encourage you to learn more about invasive plants by reading these papers and discussing them with your community.

More resources are available on our invasive plant educational resources page.

Horticulture Industry and Invasive Plants

Preventing horticultural introductions of invasive plants: Potential efficacy of voluntary initiatives by Jennifer W. Burt, et al. Biological Invasions 9:909-923 (2007)

Keeping Aquatic Plants in Their Place: Common Sense Tips to Protect Lakes and Rivers by Holly Crosson. Landscape Contractor Magazine (2005)

Invasive Plants and the Green Industry by Robin A. Harrington, et al. Journal of Arboriculture 29 (1):42-47 (2003)

The St. Louis Declaration On Invasive Plant Species. A product of: The Workshop on Linking Ecology and Horticulture to Prevent Plant Invasions at the Missouri Botanical Garden (2002)

Horticulture as a Pathway of Invasive Plant Introductions in the United States by Sarah H. Reichard and Peter White. Bioscience 51(2):103-113 (2001)

The Economics of Invasive Plants

Economic Impacts from the Effects of Invasive Weeds on Outdoor Recreation: An Input-Output Model by Mark E. Eisworth, et al. University of Nevada-Reno Cooperative Extension. Special Publication SP 05-06 (2006)

Linking Economic Activities to the Distribution of Exotic Plants. By Brad W. Taylor and Rebecca E. Irwin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(51):17725-17730 (2004)

Invasive Species: Federal and Selected State Funding to Address Harmful, Non-native Species. United States General Accounting Office (2000)

Invasion Biology

Will the Use of Less Fecund Cultivars Reduce the Invasiveness of Perennial Plants? by Tiffany M. Knight, et al. BioScience. 61(10): 816-822 (2011)

Assessing the residual effects of Carpobrotus edulis invasion, implications for restoration by Christiana Conser and Edward F. Connor. Biological Invasions 11(2):1387-3547 (2009)

Microsatellite variation points to local landscape plantings as sources of invasive pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) in California by Miki Okada, et al. Molecular Ecology 16:4956-4971 (2007)

Prevalence of different horticultural taxa of ivy (Hedera spp., Araliaceae) in invading populations by Midori M. Clarke, et al. Biological Invasions 8:149-157. (2006)

Genetic Diversity does not affect the Invasiveness of Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum) in Arizona, California, and Hawaii by Poulin, Jessica, et al. Diversity and Distributions 11:241-247 (2005)

Introduced species policy, management, and future research need by Daniel Simberloff, et al. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.3(1):12-20 (2005)

Jumping the Garden Fence: Invasive Garden Plants in Australia and their Environmental and Agricultural Impacts by R.H. Groves, et al. CSIRO Report for World Wildlife Fund – Australia. WWF-Australia, Sydney (2005)

Foreign Invaders Threatening Global Biodiversity, And the Public Hasn’t Noticed-Yet by Mark Wortman. Environment Yale, The Journal of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (2004)

A tale of two invaders: The dynamic history of pampas grass and jubata grass in California by John Lambrinos. Cal-IPC News2 (3/4) (2004)

Allelopathy and Exotic Plant Invasion: From Molecules and Genes to Species Interactions by Harsh P. Blais, et al. Science 301 (5638):1377-1380 (2003)

The expansion history of sexual and asexual species of Cortaderia in California, USA by John Lambrinos. Journal of Ecology89:88-98 (2001)

Invasive Plants of California’s Wildlands by C.C. Bossard, J.M. Randall, and M.C. Hoshovsky. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA (2000)

Broadening the Extinction Debate: Population Deletions and Additions in California and Western Australia by Richard J. Hobbs and Harold A. Mooney Conservation Biology 12 (2):271-283 (1998)

Biological Invasions: Lessons for Ecology by David M. Lodge. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 8 (4):133-137 (1993)

Weed Risk Assessment

Screening new plant introductions for potential invasiveness: a test of impacts for the United States by Doria R. Gordon and Crysta A. Gantz. Conservation Letters 1:227-235 (2009)

An Analysis of assessment outcomes from eight years’ operation of the Australian border weed risk assessment system by Jason Weber, et al. Journal of Environmental Management 90:798-807 (2009)

Consistent accuracy of the Australian weed risk assessment system across varied geographies by Doria R. Gordon et al. Diversity and Distributions 14: 234-242 (2008)

Risk assessment for invasive species produces net bioeconomic benefits. by Rueben P. Keller, et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(1):203-207 (2007)

An Ounce of Prevention or a Pound of Cure: Bioeconomic Risk Analysis of Invasive Species by Leung, Brian, et al. Proceedings of The Royal Society of London (2002)

Predicting Invasions of Woody Plants Introduced into North America by Sarah H. Reichard and Clement W. Hamilton. Conservation Biology 11(1) 1523-1739 (1997)