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Role of species identity in plant invasions: experimental test using Imperata cylindrica

Author(s): P. Daneshgar and S. Jose

Month: Jun
Year: 2009

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Biological Invasions
Volume: 11
Issue: 6
Pages: 1431-1440

Article Topic(s): Community level survey, Competition, Establishment methods, Invasive species, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Sandhill, Mesocosm
Location: Florida

Species Referenced: Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge),


Examines the effects of species identity and species diversity on the invasiveness of Imperata cylindrica (cogon grass) in Florida. Species diverse communities did not decrease the invasiveness of I. cylindrica; however, native species identity did affect the invasiveness of I. cylindrica. Andropogon virginicus was the most effective competitor against Imperata cylindrica of other native sandhill species. The root morphology of A. virginicus was attributed to its ability to compete with I. cylindrica belowground.

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P. Daneshgar and S. Jose. "Role of species identity in plant invasions: experimental test using Imperata cylindrica." Biological Invasions 11.6 (2009): 1431-1440.

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ISSN: 1387-3547
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-008-9351-x

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