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Mechanisms of exclusion of native coastal marsh plants by an invasive grass
Author(s): T. E. Minchinton, J. C. Simpson, M. D. Bertness
Journal: Journal of Ecology
Article Topic(s): Competition, Human Use
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse, Coastal
Species Referenced: Solidago sempervirens (Seaside goldenrod),
AbstractQuantify how the invasive grass, Phragmites australis, excludes two common forbs (Atriplex patula var. hastata and Solidago sempervirens), in a brackish marsh in southern New England. The article concludes that P. australis excludes native forbs through competition at the ground and above-ground levels but not through allelopathy.
Suggested CitationT. E. Minchinton, J. C. Simpson, and M. D. Bertness. "Mechanisms of exclusion of native coastal marsh plants by an invasive grass." Journal of Ecology 94.2 (2006): 342-354.
Article LinksISSN: 0022-0477