Luís Silva's scientific contributions

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Recent studies have shown that Macaronesia has considerable problems with exotic species, particularly those considered as invasive. For instance, in the Azores more than 60% of the vascular plant flora consists of non-indigenous species (Silva & Smith 2004, 2006). Several plants are presently considered to be serious threats not only to the conser...


... However, changes in land use have led to a drastic reduction in natural forest cover and the expansion of exotic woodland and production forest [45,46]. Besides land cover change, invasive species, including a large number of plant taxa that are recognized as problematic invaders worldwide, constitute a major threat to the preservation of the remaining natural plant communities in the Azores [47,48]. ...