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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

Year: 2006

Journal: Journal of Ecology
Volume: 94
Issue: 2
Pages: 342-35

Article Topic(s): Competition, Human Use
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse, Coastal

Species Referenced: Solidago sempervirens (Seaside goldenrod),


Quantify 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.

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T. 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.
Last Updated: 2015-02-26
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