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Do priority effects benefit invasive plants more than native plants? An experiment with six grassland species
Author(s): T. L. Dickson, J. L. Hopwood, B. J. Wilsey
Journal: Biological Invasions
Article Topic(s): Competition, Invasive species
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Ratibida pinnata (Grayhead coneflower),
AbstractInvestigates the role of priority effects on competition between invasive and native species. The article finds much stronger priority effects with invasive species than native species. Invasive species formed near monocultures when planted first. Since many invasives begin spring growth before natives, priority effects may explain how invasives outcompete natives.
Suggested CitationT. L. Dickson, J. L. Hopwood, and B. J. Wilsey. "Do priority effects benefit invasive plants more than native plants? An experiment with six grassland species." Biological Invasions 14.12 (2012): 2617-2624.