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Dominant species identity regulates invasibility of old-field plant communities
Author(s): S. M. Emery and K. L. Gross
Article Topic(s): Community level survey, Competition, Invasive species
Research Setting(s): Old field
Species Referenced: Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge),
AbstractEvaluates the effects of dominant native species on the invasibility by other species in an old-field community. Plots dominated by Andropogon virginicus were the least invasible while plots dominated by Solidago canadensis were moderately invasible. Invasion increased with decreasing litter biomass and increasing community richness, explaining some potential mechanisms for how dominant species influence invasibility.
Suggested CitationS. M. Emery and K. L. Gross. "Dominant species identity regulates invasibility of old-field plant communities." Oikos 115.3 (2006): 549-558.