The Human Dimensions of Invasive Woody Plants


This review of the human dimensions of invasive woody plants investigates the history and purposes of introductions, people's perceptions of alien and invasive species and the impact of invasives on human activities. A perusal of the literature indicates that all aspects of the human dimensions of alien woody plants are highly varied and some are still poorly documented. Changes in the usage of species over time as well as conflicts of interest in relation to species introduction and biological control show that alien woody plants cause social and economic problems and conflicts related to human activities. These problems interact with a variety of human activities and these issues need to be addressed with care.