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Role of species identity in plant invasions: experimental test using Imperata cylindrica
Author(s): P. Daneshgar and S. Jose
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Biological Invasions
Article Topic(s): Community level survey, Competition, Establishment methods, Invasive species, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Sandhill, Mesocosm
Species Referenced: Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge),
AbstractExamines 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.
Suggested CitationP. Daneshgar and S. Jose. "Role of species identity in plant invasions: experimental test using Imperata cylindrica." Biological Invasions 11.6 (2009): 1431-1440.